Climbing Roses appeal to the romantic side in all of us, afterall who could not but be impressed by the heavenly scent and colourful displays of climbing roses?
Climbing roses are excellent for transforming flat planted beds with stunning vertical displays. Grow and train on trellis, obelisks, arches and arbours. Classic Garden Elements offer the most extensive range of steel supports for climbing roses. There are many ways to train climbing roses, swirling gently up a Pillar or draped across the roof of your arbour to create stunning elegant displays.
Before selecting your rose, check the plant’s growing requirements and recommended growing conditions. There is quite a variance in the individual plant hardiness.
For strong and more abundant roses and produce stronger displays of colour, train the plant’s long canes in a a gentle horizontal fashion. This will encourage the plant to produce many more more short vertical shoots. Each shoot will grow an individual rose bloom. Avoid training the plant’s long arching canes in a very vertical fashion. This will result in rose blooms only at the top and few lower down. Training with patience is the secret to creating an abundance of rose blooms on climbing roses.
Soft pliable young canes are easier to tie up. As the plant grows, train it in a slow but upwardly winding direction. Slowly weaving a way towards the top of the plant support (Obelisk, Pillar, Arch or Trellis) will result in much more colourful displays.
Tips for choosing a popular and beautiful climbing roses are:
- Dublin Bay Rose
- Joseph’s Coat Rose
- New Dawn Rose
- Fourth of July Rose
- Altissimo Rose
- Clair Matin Rose
- Penny Lane Rose
- Danse de Feu
Some miniature climbing roses are:
- Climbing Rainbows End Rose
- Climbing Kristin Rose
- Jeanne LaJoie Rose
- Most roses grow well in well drained soil conditions with a sunny or partial shade aspect
- Before planting, water plant well (soak in water for at least 1 hour) before removing from pot for planting
- Plant in a large hole and avoid any disturbance of the root-ball
- Fill hole with soil enriched with compost and fertiliser and firm soil around plant to ensure it is secure in the ground
General Plant Care
Roses are quite resilient and with a little TLC (Tender Loving Care) will reward with stunning displays. Each spring apply a generous amount of organic matter to the soil. Feed in spring and again in summer. Water well (especially new/developing plants) during dry spells.
Read more about the differences between Rambler Roses and Climbing Roses at http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/rambler-climbing-roses.htm