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zakzakzakzak Posts: 92

Is it possible to grow either a rambling rose or a climbing  rose in a large pot . I would like to cover a small fence.

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,133

    YOU MIGHT GET AWAY WITH A SMALL CLIMBER, SAY ONE THAT ONLY GETS TO SIX FEET TALL, BUT RAMBLERS TEND TO GROW UP TO THIRTY FEET HIGH.

    ASK YOURSELF IF YOU WILL BE ABLE TO KEEP IT WATERED. YOU WILL HAVE TO DO THAT ALMOST EVERY DAY IN SUMMER. AND KEEP IT TIED TO THE FENCE OR IT WILL BLOW ABOUT AND GET BROKEN. AND KEEP IT FED - THE ROOTS WILL NEED LOOKING AFTER JUST AS MUCH AS THE TOPS.

    A LOT OF WORK, ESPECIALLY IF YOU CHOOSE A THORNY ONE.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    Ghislaine de Feligonde might work...it's a shorter Rambler which is scented and even repeat flowers. Better in ground though..

  • zakzakzakzak Posts: 92

    Okay thanks. It has to grow in a pot any suggestions. Possibly evergreen I already have two clematis .

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,133

    HOW BIG IS THE POT? HEIGHT?ROUND?(DIAMETER) SQUARE/RECTANGULAR?)

    (DIMENSIONS)TAPERED OR STRAIGHT SIDED?

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,126

    You can grow anything you want in a pot, it just depends how much time you want to spend on it. If you are determined to have a rose and something evergreen too, then why not go for a flower carpet type of rose to fill the front of a large planter and tumble over the edge and maybe an ivy to act as a backdrop. Ivies get a bad press but they will happily cover a fence and provide nestiing sites for birds and flowers for bees. There are many varieties to choose from though the cheapest are often found in DIY stores and garden centres in modules of six. I'd go for something with an interesting leaf shape or something variegated. Feed the plants regularly and they will give you a wonderful display.

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    I'd also really appreciate some growing advise for my rambler, Dorothy Perkins.

    Bough without any knowledge or research thinking it would be a lovely bush type but soon realised this was growing a little out of control!

    It's been restrung since the pic but I didn't plan to grow this against a fence or anything as it has a powderly mildew problem too and read good air circulation is vital to combat this?

    Also, as you can see, mines in a large 20 or so litre round tub and has really strived over the last few months, but will this eventually need repotting into a larger tub?

    Char

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