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How to tell if a rose is a climber?

I have a rose I inherited from the previous owners of our house and I was wondering whether there's a way to tell if it's a climber or not. It's a bit out of hand at the moment and I'm a beginner so am not sure whether it's just in need of a good prune or its a climber and needs support. In spring it flowered with beautiful ivory roses but on the last few weeks it's flowering pink too, which is also a but odd. Not sure how to add a picture but will upload to Flickr and post a link. Thanks for any help!
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,310

    Hello and welcome Hollyandroses (two of my favourites)image

    A picture will be a help

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  • https://flic.kr/p/AUCFaa



    You're too quick for me Dovefromabove! image
  • https://flic.kr/p/BPJY3b is a better one of the flower
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,337

    It looks like one of the 'old garden rose' family, many of which are considered to be climbers.  I'm no rose expert but there's some interesting info here which may help:

    http://hedgerowrose.com/types-of-roses/

    I have a couple of moss roses which were here when I moved in 30-odd years ago and love them, especially as they seem to be the only ones I have which don't get diseases. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thank you Bob! Is there a reason for it flowering ivory and then pink the second time?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,310

    Some pale roses turn pink in wet weather - might that be it?

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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 19,167

    I can't get a picture from Hollyandroses sites.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,310

    Neither can I BL image

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  • LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 3,921

    Thanks for that link, Bob. 

    BL and Dove, did you copy the links and paste them into your address bar?

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    - Cicero
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 19,167

    Yes, but it didn't take me to the site where the photos are. One site it took me to was this page! If a link is to work here you need to click on the space bar (or type something else) after copying in the link. Then the link will be in bold print and it should work.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
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