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Fitst question of many- Climbing rose


By Mookins

Norfolk, United Kingdom Gb

have been reading up on climbing roses and have found one called "Bobbie James" basically it does what it wants with any support, brilliant, but have not found anywhere to say whether it can be in a pot?

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Bobby James is a giant Rambler will grow prolificly into trees or along fences, like the Kifsgate, Rambling Rector ,Wedding day and Seagull roses, I would not consider this for a pot, but if like anything else, the pot will restrict its growth, then I would never say never. Perhaps some one else will give you their oppinion. I have all the others I have mentioned but not actually got Bobby James. They are very thorny and throw out very rambling shoots in all directions.

13 Jun, 2009


The only thing I can say is what I truly feel - DON'T! I would never use a rambling rose if I could avoid it - the pruning, the thorns, the absolutely impenetrable density of layer on layer of prickly branches, the diseases, only one flush of flowers in a year, oh, oh, far too much trouble. And, by the way, you would need a very deep and large pot indeed for any rose that climbs or rambles. They like to put at least one root yards down into the soil, as I know when I've tried to dig them out ... Pick a restrained climber, put it in the ground with a support for you to tie onto, train it as it grows, prune it properly is my advice. Choose a repeat flowering one, not a single flush variety. But that's just my personal feeling about it, others will feel differently I'm sure.

13 Jun, 2009


goodness me,
am completely put off now
it sounds like a real meany
wont be able to have any if they arent pot grown

will rethink the area

thanks peeps

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13 Jun, 2009

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