A rambling rose will grow against almost any garden structure and can be encouraged to scramble into a tree. Most ramblers need to be tied to, or woven around, their support while the canes are still young and flexible.
If you only check one thing before buying a rambling rose, make it the height, which should be a good match for the structure it’s going to be growing against. A common mistake is to choose too big a rambler: you’ll have to keep cutting away potential flowering stems to prevent your rose from completely swamping the arch, arbour, obelisk or trellis. Here are some ways to support rambling roses that will show off these beautiful plants to their best:
I thought I’d end today with one of nature’s own designs. Sorry the detail is a little blurry – this was the best of the bunch on a windy day.
The white flowers are a rambling rose that is scampering through woodland. If roses can ever be weeds, this is it, but they look wonderful to me.
31 Replies to “Beautiful Ways To Train And Support Rambling Roses”
Oh, these are lovely! No matter what country, they make it a little bit unreal. It’s their gift. I think I would like that white one festooned around the window at Cothay Manor, but I want the manor, too, please.
Wise choice (manor and all). The only problem is, I imagine there’s a whole lot of dusting required.
It comes with dust? In that case, just the rose and a daydream.
It comes with a lot of rooms.
Agree. Those rose-doors look so surreal. They somehow remind me of the Rose Garden in Alice in Wonderland 😛
Somehow other worldly? When a rambler is well grown, it can stop you in your tracks.
What gorgeous ramblers you have! I have just one, called ‘Darlow’s Enigma’, and it is quite puny by comparison.
That’s a new one on me. Puny ramblers can be perfect for small places! As (almost) always, these are ones I’ve seem and admired rather than my own, but it would be a collection to be proud of if they were.
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