Planting a rose in the patio
I'm determined to grow a climbing rose but the only place I can possibly grow it is in/on the back patio where it can grow up the back of the house.... Currently the patio is a sea of block paving, bricks about 2" deep. My cunning plan is to remove a rectangle about 2' x3' right next to the house, dig out what's there, put in lots of manure / compost, plant my bare root rose (I'm thinking Tess of the Dubervilles) and pray... The back of the house faces west and it's a very sheltered spot.
My questions; does the rose stand any chance of survival? Will the roots lift the many remaining bricks? I understand roses have long, shallow roots? The bricks are just sat on a sand base with a loose sand mortar - they're not cemented into position, so it's all pretty porous - one thing I'm not worried about it is it dying of thirst. Our soil is clay though....
Your thoughts appreciated! I'm not planning on telling my other half this plan (I'll plant it when he's out!)
Thanks in advance for your thoughts