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22/06/2013 at 09:21

Any advice welcome, i've just bought an iceberg climber for front of our house, want to put it to left of bay window to climb up round door, dug (well,got my brother to dig, i am 5 months pregnant!) a hole but it hit stone which looks like part of window, hole is a good foot or more away from wall, if i build up soil level aere by a few inches will it be ok here?

22/06/2013 at 09:47

Ideally a climber should be about 18ins away from house and planted to lean towards the wall. Does this give you a bit more room?

Building up soil level is also fine but you must also be able to plant the rose so the graft (knobbly bit) is about an inch below the surface

22/06/2013 at 09:56

Thanks, it's maybe 14 16 ins away, i will bury graft,thanks matty2

22/06/2013 at 10:14

Re building up the soil, don't forget to stay well below the DPC

23/06/2013 at 17:13

am v thick...dpc?? only want to build up soil round rose, won't be by house

23/06/2013 at 17:23

Damp proof course - you can't put soil above it, or water leeches through the walls.  (Has to be next to it though, not separated).  I banked a whole flower bed directly up to the rear wall of our last house ... I don't recommend it!

23/06/2013 at 17:35

thanks sara though it dawned on me after i posted! i'll keep say, 10 ins from wall, would that be ok?

23/06/2013 at 17:40

I don't know, I would have thought so but given my track record ....

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