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Posted: 30/11/2012 at 19:27

Hi Bjay

The rose is known to spread quite a bit, and is gorgeous. As long as the chimney isnt to tall, im sure it will look stunning. Great idea to keep it confined because like mint it will spread out.


Posted: 27/11/2012 at 11:43

Pots Pots Pots!!! You'll definately lose them if immersed in water.

When potting them put some crocks/stones at the bottom to aid drainage, then fill the pots using 50% John Innes number 2 or 3 which is soil based, and 50% normal compost.

if you decide to leave them in pots, then make sure they are at least 2 feet deep and 2 feet wide. The size of the growth is relative to the amount of room you give the roots to grow in. So the larger the pot the better! and dont forget to sprinkle a handful of fertilizer in early spring like Blood and fish bone or Top rose, and don't let the compost dry out.

Best of luck Pinkpeony


Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 17:51

Thank you artjak. I might do that in my front garden up against the wall. I understand it does quite well even in a north facing garden

Paul's Himalayan musk rambler/ Mme Alfred Carriere

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 14:34

I think that would look great. However if you want it to grow upwards, give it some support by drilling in eyes and tying in the stems. My mums grown it as a shrub in its own right, and it looks stunning. The only downside to ZD is black spot, having said that a good spray of ant-fungal spray in early spring every two weeks till summer should prevent that. I did that with my ZD at my old house and it did really well.


Posted: 16/11/2012 at 11:25


ALDI compost is fab!! cheap too, and we are very happy with it.


Paul's Himalayan musk rambler/ Mme Alfred Carriere

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 07:48

I agree. ZD has to be my all time favourite climber, simply stunning....and the scent, knock out!!

Protecting plants from frost

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 21:32

Arn't you supposed to lift the Dahlias out of the ground, bring them in and dry them out till next spring? well at least thats what the gardeners world team say. If fleece works by protecting my Dahlias, then where can i get some from? It gets quite cold here in Rutland.

Paul's Himalayan musk rambler/ Mme Alfred Carriere

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 20:13

Thank you Daytona675. As beautiful as it is I think PHM is far too ambitious for my fence even though its new and sturdy

I went out today, and bought narrow water. A much better choice Dove thank you, also Zephrine Drouhin. Should be in by the weekend.

Paul's Himalayan musk rambler/ Mme Alfred Carriere

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 12:35

Thank you D

This link was really helpful, wow this rose is a monster, but a very beautiful one.


Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 10:39

I think you're probably right there.

Thanks LL   










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