Wherever you decide growing Climbing roses, you will be rewarded with plenty of colorful blossoms.
When planting a Climber or a Rambler, make sure you read my Guide To Growing Roses For Beginners first. These basics guidelines will make sure your roses will be planted in the best possible way.
The distance of the Climbers or Ramblers to its support is next you have to pay attention to. The plant has to be close enough to reach the climbing aid easily. A distance of at least 2 feet from the support should be respected, because close to walls or fences the soil often is poor.
Lean the stems towards the support and tie them in if necessary. The roots of the plant should slope away from the support structure.
Although growing Climbing roses and Ramblers on nearly every structure is possible, it is an advantage to know where your roses feel well and will show off their beauty at their best.
When I think about growing climbing roses, an arch as a classic element in a romantic rose garden is first what comes to my mind. I like the idea of walking through a fabulous arch full of rose blossoms.
When you chose an arch, you need to think about the following:
You also have to think about, how the arch will be anchored to the ground.
Similar to arches, pergolas are for roses to grow upwards but then grow over and show their blossoms hanging free above us. Pergolas are used for paths and for shading places.
Climbers and Ramblers grown properly on Pergolas will soon provide a shade that no grass will grow underneath.
Pay attention to the same things I recommended for arches.
A garden arbor is basically the same as an arch, but with a seat or bench underneath it. A place where you sit and relax, where you can enjoy your garden.
would recommend avoiding vigorous roses with too many thorns. It is annoying to
do a lot of maintenance work when you want to sit down and relax. Consider
about planting fragrant roses along with some other flowers with a scent like
Jasmine and Lilies.
When you want to grow roses to cover a wall of a house, garage or other structures, trellises affixed to them will help the Climbers or Ramblers to find their way upwards.
Consider the following:
It is the rose that should show off her beauty and not the trellis, so do not choose a brightly colored climbing aid. Think about that a white climber cannot show her beauty against a white wall.
installed freestanding in the garden will put your roses really on display. The
plants will be less prone to diseases than those up against a wall.
The simplest support for Climbers is a pillar or post. Choose short climbing varieties with upright stems. They work well alongside paths and rising from mixed flowerbeds.
Wind the shoots around an at least 8 feet long post in a spiral fashion and as they grow continue training them while they are flexible. Tie them using flexible ties.
If you train them straight, flowers will only appear at the top, and the bottom will be without blossoms.
Rampant climbers do not fit to that kind of structures because they are too large and are not easy to wind.
I like the thought of growing climbing roses through trees. A strong, mature tree can be given a new dimension and a totally new appearance.
Regardless, to do so some things have to be considered:
Roses for large trees would be the Bobbie James, Rambling Rector or Louis Rambler. For smaller trees like old apple trees American Pillar, Crimson Shower or Wedding Day would be a good choice.