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31/01/2013 at 14:42


 Can anyone tell me what climbing/rambling  rose, if any, I could plant in a container to grow up the pergola we had erected last year or ideas for any other climbing we could put in . Unfortunately it is on a hard standing so I cannot put the plants into the ground. It would be nice to have something growing up it especially something that does not need too much looking after,it looks a bit bare as it is also, I've just thought ,what size container will I need.

Waiting in antisipation



31/01/2013 at 15:04
Hello Finty - is your heart set on having a rose? If not I would like to suggest a Clematis Etoile Violette. It grows very well and is easy to care for - just needs cutting back hard in spring
Pam LL x
31/01/2013 at 16:15

Hi Lilylouisegrow better

I thought a rose or two would be nice but then I wondered about the roots and if they would grow alright in a container but I do like clematis and it would probably grow better.

Thanks for the suggestion


31/01/2013 at 16:16
For summer colour I use sweet peas against mine amongst clematis Montana and honeysuckles , I have a red rambler but its only new .
31/01/2013 at 17:15

There are roses that grow really well in containers. There was another thread showing this and varieties BUT can't find it. Busy Lizzie posted some great pictures on it.

Will keep looking unless anyone else can find it???

31/01/2013 at 17:46

Found it eventually. Have alook at these suggestions, and you can add clematis, if you spot the right ones will get flowers for a whole year

31/01/2013 at 17:59
Lovely roses those.
31/01/2013 at 19:14

This is one of my Etoile Violettes

 Pam LL x

31/01/2013 at 19:15
Ooooh lovely x
31/01/2013 at 19:38

that is beautiful

31/01/2013 at 19:44

Oh lovely. I planted one of those in autumn last year. Great, been wondering what a mature one would be like

31/01/2013 at 19:47
Wish my garden would mature ! Lol ...impatient x
31/01/2013 at 21:31

Wish mine would as well ... like you still making it

31/01/2013 at 21:58

Wow! I could put Phyllis Bide on one leg a clematis on the other  then on the back leg put a rose and/or clematis that thrive in shade, it is sounding quite exciting. I have just bought some sweetpea seeds,as Monty reckons it is the best time.Oh no! he said it was early winter didn't he? I await the time when I will be able to take photo's and if the results are as good as yours, I'll be very happy  

31/01/2013 at 22:06
We have something to aim for finty. Pam needs her own tv show
31/01/2013 at 23:41

I am going to put a clematis to grow up through my Phyllis Bide - again only planted in november so will have to wait a while.


01/02/2013 at 10:47

Lilylouise - that photo is amazing. How hard do you cut back that clematis?

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