How to Plant a Climbing Rose.
Planting a Climbing Rose needs a bit of attention with regards to the
suitability of the soil in the long term and also the supports that will be
required to successfully grow your climbing rose for many years.
If planted at the base of a wall, then the soil will invariably be dry
for much of the time. This will be due to the brickwork soaking up moisture,
and also because of overhanging gutter ring and eaves preventing rain
reaching the base of the wall.
Much of the planting will be the same as in
how to plant a rose bush,
but they will need added humus - such as compost or peat at the time of
planting, and also as regular annual mulches to help conserve soil
Be particularly careful about digging the hole near a wall, and
ensure that there are no electric cables, water pipes and or gas mains
in the vicinity. These are rarely buried to the correct depth! Dig the
planting hole to allow for the rose to be planted about 18in (45cm) away
from the wall and then sloped into the wall ready to be fastened to
pre-prepared ties. If the size of the rose does not allow for it to
reach the wall at planting time, no need to worry, it can be fastened as
soon as the shoots appear in the spring after planting.
It will probably be a good idea to prepare your wall fastenings
- either trellis slats, horizontal wires or whatever before planting the
climbing rose. Otherwise, once the spring arrives, there will be many
other tasks to attend to, and in any event it would be better not to
trample the soil around the rose. Compaction of the soil will not help.
Make sure that you have enough room on your wall or fence, for the
climbing rose to grow. Some varieties can have a spread of 10feet or so!
If you are also wishing to allow your rose to gain a bit of height, then
this should also be taken into account with the wall fastenings - on a
bare wall before the rose gets to that height!
Read about Climbing Roses here
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