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Q.Wonky Rose Plant

Zone Essex United Kingdom | sheila51 added on October 19, 2014 | Answered

One of my new Rose Climbers is not totally vertical, the base/roots are lying horizontally – should I lay the base/roots horizontally so that the shoots are upright in the direction that I need them to grow? If I did not do it this way, would all the stems end up rambling over the ground instead?

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Answered on October 20, 2014

A climbing rose will typically seek the vertical direction. However I would plant this rosebush so that the root system lays as it is and the canes are vertical so that the new growth grows up the trellis or wall where you have it planted.

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