London (change)
Today 20°C / 14°C
Tomorrow 21°C / 16°C
7 messages
16/02/2014 at 19:20

Hi

is there a variant of the blue moon rose that can be grown as a climber from within a container? I would like to grow one around my window but the ground is concrete so it would need to be in a container. I just don't know where to get one from - nor what size pot I should use if I find one.  The pot will be kind of west facing.

thanks, I'm completely new to roses so don't really know what I'm looking for!

julie

16/02/2014 at 19:29

Try this link to the RHS, two online nurseries. sure they will help with the plant and advice on a pot.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/rhsplantfinder/nurseryfinder2.asp?id=46673&so=pf&mo=Y

16/02/2014 at 21:08

There are very few blue climbers or even ramblers - why not try the search facility at the left  of this site

 http://www.classicroses.co.uk/productindex.php?type=rose&prodfinderformroseColour=purple&prodfinderformroseFamily=modern_climbers 

 and see if you can find anything you like. 

16/02/2014 at 21:21

Many thaboth for these ideas.

julie

17/02/2014 at 07:56
17/02/2014 at 08:01

That's great Sue - it's always disheartening if someone's set their heart on something only to find it's not available.

Lots of info here on growing climbing roses in containers  http://www.rosemagazine.com/pages/containers.asp

17/02/2014 at 10:07

That link of Dove's is good. The container must be quite big and roses need more feeding and watering than in the ground. I have several roses in containers, including some small climbers.

email image
7 messages