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RubiRubi Posts: 131

Can anyone that has this or has seen this tell me how thorny this rose is? 

Thanks. 

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  • RubiRubi Posts: 131

    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. 

  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,560

    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.

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  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 7,202

    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.

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,045

    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 too
    Not overly thorny.

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    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

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  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

    I saw it in the garden centre yesterday, it has thorns.

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