Climbing rose as a tree or freestanding
Has anyone had experience of growing a climbing rose just freestanding, ie not training it up anything? My rose is Handel. I don't want to put in a container to train up a wall trellis as originally planned. I had aadvice from a rosarian who said don't put in a pot, it needs to go in ground. I don't have space in the bedding area next to the fence, and in any case it's neighbours fence so don't want to put climbing rose on that. Rose expert said just put in ground, it will be fine and spread as a tree. Keep pruning it. I have another space which is open but not against anything. Anyone with experience of using climbing roses in this way?