Can anyone that has this or has seen this tell me how thorny this rose is?
I really love the colour of this rose and want it for a shed wall which is at the bottom of my patio. I have two very young children and would like a climbing rose that's quite thornless.
Any help will be appreciated.
Rubi, I can't answer about thorns on Graham Thomas, but if you like deep pink you could grow 'Zephirine Drouhin', gorgeous scent and no thorns at all.
Rubi - if you ring David Austin they will be able to advise how thorny the stems are and maybe suggest an alternative if it's not the right plant for you. Similarly, Peter Beales Classic Roses nr Attleborough, Norfolk might have a suggestion.
I don't have the climbing variety, but here's a pic of my Graham Thomas shrub rose. It's in completely the wrong position, but still flowers all summer and often through december tooNot overly thorny.
PS - if you right-click on the pic and Open in New Tab, you'll get the full picture
Last edited: 11 June 2016 11:36:45
I saw it in the garden centre yesterday, it has thorns.