Climbing rose

StaririsStariris Posts: 3
I recently acquired a pink climbing rose with just Rosa as its the instructions it says pruning is not recommended isn't this unusual ........also are there companion plants to stop the rose becoming infected ?


  • When I have planted new climbers, I let them grow as they like for at least one year. This way you get some structure to work on. I think this helps when deciding the overall shape / place you want. the rose to climb.

  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,221

    If its a rambler then you only need to prune out the dead bits. Strange that it didn't have a name though.

    What exactly did you have in mind when you said "infected"?

  • I am aware in companion planting the support plant can keep away certain insects which can harm the principle plant, keep disease etc. at bay.......bit limited in my knowledge about these matters

  • In summer I just plant marigolds around my Roses, I think it helps with some flying pests.  Otherwise, I just spray regularly to avoid black spot. and those sort of problems.

    The other thing I do is make sure the roots don't get dry - because I think dry roots can cause Mildew

  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,221

    Your rose, if it is a rambler, will probaby far outgrow any companion plants. They get very big. However, they do tend to become a bit straggly at the base so you could putin a  clematis to fill in the base. Pick one that flowers at the same time and has a colour that suits the rose.

  • Will it be ok to cut back the rambler if it grows too much......will it still produce flowers ...

  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,221

    They flower on branches that come off old wood so if you cut it off in Year 1, you don't get 'em in Year 2.

  • Mary-TMary-T Posts: 2

    I am looking of a white climbing rose preferrably scented what do u recommend?

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