i planted two climbing roses last autumn in a very large trough. Neither rose has grown much (a couple foot at most) in the past year and also I didnt have any flowers at all.
There is no sign of disease but they are in a windy spot though have direct sun all day. All my standards and normal rose bushes that are in the same area have done really well so i don't think it is down to the location and conditions.
Am I missing a key element with climbers or could I have just bought a "bad batch"? I do t know if I should cut my losses and get some new ones or persevere with these. Any guidance or thoughts would be appreciated .