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i have a 4ft high fence. Is this too low to plant a Gertrude Jekyll climber and if so will it flower at ground level?


  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,658
    I have a two-year old in a pot, the canes are fairly upright and very thorny, with care I think you could gently persuade it along wires fixed to your fence. I think you could manage to contain the height that way and you will get more blooms lower down, too.

    Maybe others have more direct experience of doing this...?
  • Thank you. I’m off to buy one this weekend!
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,589
    But some thick gloves too!  She's a fab rose but ever so prickly.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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