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rambler

I inherited a rampant jasmine, which xscrambles along the wall at the bottom of our front garden,it's healthy and flowers well, it also self layers endlessly and I really have to keep an eye on it... however, I have decided I'd like to grow a rose through it ( my rose obsession is getting worse) the only thing is at this time of year there is a large deciduous (lime, I think) tree outside the house which casts a fair bit of shade from maybe midday to late afternoon/ early eve, now I love Felicte et Perpetue the wall it would grow along is around 16 feet long so I'd wasnt to train it lengthways, I 've read in some places it grows to 16 feet, DA says 25 feet! anyone grown it? how far can it be kept in check? Or any other suggestions for a white/ very pale pink rambler? thankyou in advance

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,549

    I HAVE FELICITÉ ET PERPETUÉ HERE IN DERBYSHIRE. IT IS GROWING FAIRLY WELL IN A RATHER SHADY SPOT. FINE STEMS, NOT AT ALL VIGOROUS OR STIFF. SWEET LITTLE FLOWERS. NOT MUCH SCENT. NO THORNS. THE FLOWERS DO TEND TO HANG DOWN A LITTLE BECAUSE THEIR STEMS ARE WEAK.

    I'D SAY IT WOULD BE A GOOD COMPANION TO JASMINE PROVIDING YOU GAVE IT PLENTY LIGHT AND AIR IN ITS FIRST FEW YEARS. IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE MUCH OF A FIGHTER.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

    oooh pansyface that's encouraging, just been drooling at DA site ( my usual choice of entertainment in the eve when hubby out and kids in bed!)like the look of little rambler too, but there's something at felicite that I adore

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