How to grow a rambling rose up into a tree

Rambling roses look sensational when allowed to scramble through and grow up trees. Monty Don shows you how to plant and train them to do so.

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A rambling rose looks great growing up into a tree, especially an apple tree, providing flowers after the apple blossom fades but before the fruits form. In this video guide from Gardeners’ World, Monty Don shows you how to plant two different rambling roses – ‘Wedding Day’ and ‘Sander’s White’. He details what conditions a rambling rose needs, how to prepare the soil, and how deep to plant it so it settles in well over autumn and gets off to a good start in spring. You’ll also find out how far from the tree to plant the rose and how to encourage it to climb up the tree.