Better rose or whatever for our rose arch???
Our rose arch (see photo) is 7 feet high and 3' 6" wide. The rose on it is much too heavy and "woody", with thick trunks and branches, and it is pulling the arch apart. It is also a pain to prune.
We want to uproot it and replace it with a more delicate-looking, thin-stemmed climbing plant, maybe a rose, maybe not, which will either climb round the arch on its own, or will be light, flexible and easy to train round the arch.
- Flowers preferably yellow, orange or mauve, not red.
- Long flowering season.
- Thornless if possible.
Can anyone suggest something, please?