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fintyfinty Posts: 27

Hello

 Can anyone tell me what climbing/rambling  rose, if any, I could plant in a container to grow up the pergola we had erected last year or ideas for any other climbing we could put in . Unfortunately it is on a hard standing so I cannot put the plants into the ground. It would be nice to have something growing up it especially something that does not need too much looking after,it looks a bit bare as it is also, I've just thought ,what size container will I need.

Waiting in antisipation

Finty

 

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  • LilylouiseLilylouise Posts: 1,013
    Hello Finty - is your heart set on having a rose? If not I would like to suggest a Clematis Etoile Violette. It grows very well and is easy to care for - just needs cutting back hard in spring

    Pam LL x
  • fintyfinty Posts: 27

    Hi Lilylouisegrow better

    I thought a rose or two would be nice but then I wondered about the roots and if they would grow alright in a container but I do like clematis and it would probably grow better.

    Thanks for the suggestion

    Finty 

  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,471
    For summer colour I use sweet peas against mine amongst clematis Montana and honeysuckles , I have a red rambler but its only new .
  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    There are roses that grow really well in containers. There was another thread showing this and varieties BUT can't find it. Busy Lizzie posted some great pictures on it.

    Will keep looking unless anyone else can find it???

  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/plants/need-a-rose-recommendation/70878.html

    Found it eventually. Have alook at these suggestions, and you can add clematis, if you spot the right ones will get flowers for a whole year

  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,471
    Lovely roses those.
  • LilylouiseLilylouise Posts: 1,013

    This is one of my Etoile Violettesimage

    http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/passionflowers023.jpg

     Pam LL x

  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,471
    Ooooh lovely x
  • that is beautiful

  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    Oh lovely. I planted one of those in autumn last year. Great, been wondering what a mature one would be likeimage

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