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Hello

 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.

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Finty

 

Lilylouise
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

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

Finty 

Bunny ...
For summer colour I use sweet peas against mine amongst clematis Montana and honeysuckles , I have a red rambler but its only new .
Matty2

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???

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Lilylouise

This is one of my Etoile Violettes

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/passionflowers023.jpg

 Pam LL x

Matty2

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

Bunny ...
Wish my garden would mature ! Lol ...impatient x
Matty2

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

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  

Bunny ...
We have something to aim for finty. Pam needs her own tv show

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Matty2

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.

 

CottageGardenFairy

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

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