All about the climbing rose, a fragrant liana
The climbing rose is a rustic multiform shrub, going from bushes high to climbing vines. Some varieties of the climbing rose can reach 15 meters high! Like the shrub rose, the climbing rose appreciates the rich, well-drained lands and a sunny exposure. Install it against a wall, a trellis or around an old tree to create a garden setting. Prefer varieties with few thorns for planting near a passageway or front door. The climbing rose also makes it possible to create shapes around an arbor or a metal structure. There are varieties of all kinds that grow well by the sea as in the mountains.
The climbing rose is an easy plant to cultivate in the ground or in pots. He likes rich land and is greedy in nutrients. Plan for regular amendments of compost for a renewed flowering. Our practical tips will help novice and experienced gardeners to successfully grow the rose bush in their garden and on their terrace.
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Planting the climbing rose
The climbing rose plant in a rich and well-drained soil. Plan for a sunny location and solid support. Avoid installing a climbing rose bush in a place that has already received a rose bush. Make a hole wide and twice as deep as the root ball. Mix in the bottom of the hole compost and potting soil. If your soil is clay, spread the soil from the hole and use only enriched soil. Spade the edges of the hole. Do not hesitate to add well decomposed manure to the mix. Soak the root ball in its pot in a large bucket of water. After a few minutes, remove the pot, lightly scratch the clodespecially if the roots go in a bun around the pot. This is often the case with climbing roses having stayed too long in the nursery. Position the plant slightly at an angle, the graft leaning towards the support. The climbing rose's grafting point should not be buried. Fill with potting soil, beat slightly, and water copiously. Cut the broken branches and fan the others to the support. Use soft but strong ties to allow the climbing rose to grow properly.
The climbing rose pot, care tips
The climbing roses at small development can be grown in pots. Install them in large pots and think of the drainage at the bottom. The climbing rose being greedy, use well enriched soil manure and compost. Then proceed in the same way as for planting in the ground. Pave the branches along the chosen support with strong links and plan a irrigation system.
Size and maintenance of the climbing rose
The climbing rose is getting. At the end of winter for the rose bushes, after the first flowering for non-climbing rosebushes. Use a well-disinfected pruning shears and use very thick gloves. Cut flush to the branches that leave horizontally. Then, cut dead branches and twigs embarrassing. Select the main branches and cut the others. Then trim with two eyes (slight bulges along the branches) all the branches starting from the main branches of the climbing rose. Then pitch the selected branches, if necessary with raffia. Straw the soil around the roses to maintain freshness. For non-climbing climbing roses (those that bloom only once), trim them after flowering to promote growth of young branches. Feel free to trim the old branches. Use a big pruner or even a wood saw.
Watering and climbing rose fertilizer
Water the rose bush once a week, during the first year of planting. Then, water the summer in drought. The climbing rose is greedy, bring to the ground around each foot a good shovel of compost in autumn. Claw the ground to help the compost to penetrate.
Diseases and parasites affecting the climbing rose
The climbing rose can be attacked by several parasites. Prevent attacks by keeping the soil clean, rich and well drained. The most common diseases are powdery mildew who lays a white veil on the leaves, the marsonia which causes black spots on the climbing rose, or aphids that proliferate as soon as the flower buds appear. Spray mixed black soap to warm water as soon as you see an aphid. Use fungicidal solutions bio to limit parasite attacks. Wear protective goggles for spraying at height. Avoid treating a windy day.
To know about the climbing rose
The Banskia roses possess the largest lianas. They can reach 15 meters. These are roses coming from China, non-dating, with multitudes of small white flowers slightly scented.
Varieties of climbing roses to choose
For a charming and safe decor, crack for the rose Zephirine Drouhin it has no thorns and blooms constantly, its scent is sustained. In the same category, the climbing rose Mrs. Alfred Carrière is an absolute must. Its white bloom is delicate like its perfume. He is very resistant to diseases. Among the very elegant climbing roses: Remembrance of Malmaison is charming with her pale pink roses and finally Paul's Lemon Pillar is majestic with its pearly white flowers and powerful scent.
Gardener's tip on the climbing rose
When pruning a climbing rose, equip yourself well. A sailor's wax, glasses and big gloves will not be too much to avoid stinging you. If your climbing rose is old and its stems thick, cut the long branches in pieces to avoid breaking the ones you want to keep.