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Climbing Rose

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 23:25

Constance Spry, although spectacular and perfumed, only flowers once. David Austin have developed new varieties from it which repeat flower and are more disease resistant. Gertrude Jekyll, the climbing version, is a good one.

Planting Decisions

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 23:07

Unless you are familiar with what you are planting, I think it is best to make a plan because when you buy the plants you may think "Oh this shrub looks big and healthy so I'll put it behind that little one". Then you may find that the big one will be smaller than the little one when they mature!

See if you can find pictures on Google of what you choose, or buy a good gardening book with pictures and advice.

If you can run to some trellis, or you could use metal eyes and wire, that fence looks as though it would look good with a few climbers, like clematis.

Make sure the ground is well prepared before planting, add rotted manure or compost if possible. Don't make narrow little beds around the edges, generous curves would be better, then you could have shrubs with perennials and bulbs in front.

Will you have a path? Best not skinny and straight and best if it actually goes somewhere, like to a seating area.

Climbing plants

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 22:56

I have clematis and small climbing roses in tubs, but they need regular feeding and lots of water. Have a look at this site for clematis. http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/?gclid=CIHag9Wj1roCFQ7LtAodg3AA-Q

I have Phyllis Bide in a large tub from David Austin roses. http://www.davidaustinroses.com/english/showrose.asp?showr=685

I also have Trachelospermum Jasminoides in a tub, Star Jasmine.

 

Climbing Rose

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 22:42

Oh bother, that link didn't show the photos, but you should be able to find them in it. Here is Falstaff, wonder if the photo will work.

http://www.davidaustinroses.com/english/showrose.asp?showr=4253

Climbing Rose

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 22:39

Have you seen the David Austin roses? Here is the page on red climbers.

http://www.davidaustinroses.com/english/searchlist.asp

They have a French catalogue too and deliver roses to France. I live in France too and have several David Austin roses, including a red climber called Falstaff on that page and Phyllis Bide that Matty mentioned above. I bought it bare rooted from David Austin.

New garden

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 22:31

What lovely views. Good luck with everything.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 08:55

Thank Dove, I remember those, my brothers wore them when they were 50s and 60s schoolboys!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 08:29

Morning all.

Hope you enjoy Belgium, Chicky. Is it holiday or work?

We are going to the supermarket this morning. Need supplies for the dog and the cat for the housesitter to feed them while we're in England.

Wet again today. Still haven't got my tulips in, it's all so wet. But there's time yet.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 22:12

Good luck with your move Hollie. I hope you settle in well.

2 year old fruit tree

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 21:20

Sorry, forgot the link. http://apps.rhs.org.uk/AdviceSearch/profile.aspx?PID=90

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