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Is it ok to plant climbing roses in a trough shaped planter

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 09:58

I'd give the tall planter a go. I have several not too tall climbing roses in pots, but they are 50cms deep and 50cms in diameter. I have 2 in a trough, but it also is 50cms deep and 100cms long, 45cms wide. When I fill the pots I mix manure, compost and earth in the bottom half and top up with compost. They will need regular feeding with rose fertiliser and lots of watering.

Here is "The Pilgrim", a David Austin Rose, about 4 years old.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27938.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 And Malvern Hills and Phyllis Bide, about 6 years old.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27939.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

 

 

 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 09:41

Morning all. Welcome back from hols those who went. Look forward to seeing your photos. There is a gallery for gardens we have visited.

Autumn Perennials

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 09:36

Michelmas daisies, especially "Monch", Rudbeckias, especially "Goldsturm', heleniums.

What are these plants please?

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 09:33

Addict, we used to tread on them too! Well done for Indigofera, at least I guessed pea family.

If it turns out not to be Euphorbia millifera, try Dixter.

Looking forward to the herbaceous stuff!

Talkback: Gardening makes you happy

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 09:25

Nearly changed my mind the other day when wrestling with bindweed in the heat!

How to restrict the spread of a climber?

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 22:59

The advising of replies doesn't seem to be working at the moment.

shady front garden

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 22:37

Ferns would be good! But how do the Buddleia and the Rosemary feel about being in the shade? I thought they preferred sun.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 22:34

I have Eremurus, only disadvantage is short flowering season. Now I know why it does well here. Very cold winters and hot summers in Dordogne. I cut the flowers down when I get round to it.

horse manure in plastic bags

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 22:29

I have horses, so I just leave it in a pile for a year until it is black.

What are these plants please?

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 22:28

Looked up snowberry and I agree. When I was a child there was one by the church and my brother, sister and I used to play marbles with the berries. Now I see that it is poisonous and a skin irritant! Didn't affect us. I've never know what it was - after 40 years of gardening!

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