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Madame Alfred Carriere

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 15:44

Unfortunately there is a full height window to one side of the trellis and a very tall door to the other, so little chance for training it horizontally. Also it is a single storey house and I'm reluctant to let it ramble over the roof. I think it was a bad choice and I'll be more careful in future. Thanks for your advice, I think it needs to be replaced with something more compact, unfortunately. obelixx, I do like the look of City of York, it seems to be quite highly perfumed and it is shade tolerant.

Madame Alfred Carriere

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 10:58

I just joined the forum today and hope someone can help with some advice please. A year ago I planted two climbers I read would survive on a shady wall. I chose Souvenir Du Docteur Jamain and Madame Alfred Carriere. It's my own fault for not reading up enough and I think I chose unwisely with Madame Alfred Carriere. It didn't bloom this year, as expected, but it sent out masses of growth like it was trying to reach the sky. Unfortunately, for that particular wall, I really need something that will grow no more than about 3 metres. I recently pruned it back to about 2 metres in the hope that I can contain it and get some flowers next year. Should I replace it as it is obviously the wrong rose for that wall, or should I persevere with it and keep cutting it back?

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Madame Alfred Carriere

Have I chosen the wrong climber? 
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