I have a wall (approx 5 foot tall by 10-15 foot length) and I really want to put a rose up along it, but not sure which one! It has to like west facing, poor soil (is topsoil on top of old stone yard so VERY free draining), repeat flower (preferably) and want to go berserk over the available wall. I already have Madame Alfred Carriere nearby - and while doing ok is not exactly romping away - I think i need a real thug!
My Maid of Kent is doing very well indeed on a west facing wall in poor soil (though I dioid improve the soil a fair bit before planting). It has only been in about four weeks but it has grown loads and is full of bud. It is a pink climber, repeat flowering.
Madame Alfred Carriere is known as a very fast grower though, mine went in at the same time as Maid of Kent and is already bigger. Not yet in bud/flower though, which is why I mentioned the Maid of Kent.
Someone on here last week was recommending Golden Shower, she posted a photo of it in a pot, growing on a north facing wall. I remember making a mental note of it as something excellent for a difficult place.
It was me 😁. Golden Showers is a great rose for almost any situation and is a repeat flowered. In my last house I grew one at the front door NE facing and my neighbours across the road grew one at their front door SW facing. That way we both enjoyed the Rose.
Anyone have experience of New Dawn? Mine seems very slow (it's supposed to be fast growing!) and has very small leaves (maybe this is correct). I planted Iceberg at the same time along the same fence and it's growing much faster impatient
Mine are on a north-east (mainly north) facing fence so I have to be a bit selective. Once they get to 5ft there's lovely sunshine from the south through the 1ft trellis No competing overhead vegetation either.