Rose bushes come in a wide range of colours and fragrances, so there's something for everyone. Climbing roses allow you to make advantage of your garden's limits and structures, which, in today's modern, smaller gardens, can actually hold the most amount of space. A well trained climbing rose can offer height and elegance to any outdoor space, making it the most ageless and ideal option to conceal a weathered wall or a colourless pergola.
Choosing the Right Rose for the Right Situation
Climbing roses are one of the best investments for the future because of their ability to flower year after year and how well they respond to heavy upkeep.
First and foremost, look into the rose's special requirements
- How much light does it require?
- It necessitates a specific type of soil.
- When it reaches its final height, how much area will it require?
Then, keeping these requirements in mind, choose a location in the garden where the rose will thrive.
- Make sure all stones and weeds, as well as any other competition, are gone. This will aid in the establishment of the roots in the first few years.
- Allow 50cm between the wall or fence and the plant's base if you're training against it. This will allow the roots to spread out more.
- If you're repurposing a spot where roses were previously grown, you'll need to replenish at least the first 6 inches of dirt.
- Before planting your rose in the ground, soak it. If the plant is potted, give it a good watering, or leave it to soak in a bucket of water for 2 hours if it is bareroot.
- When digging, dig a hole that is
- Mycorrhizal Fungi should be sparingly sprinkled on any surface where the roots will come into contact (commonly know as Rootgrow). This will aid in the stimulation and nourishment of root growth.
- Fill in the remaining space and heel softly. Make sure your rose is well watered and securely held on your trellis or framework (see 'training'), and you'll be well on your way to a lovely bloom.
- A larger climbing rose, on average, will require two metres of space between it and any other rose. One metre is all that is required for standard roses.