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Climbing rose dilemma..

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by tamara on July 15, 2005 08:17 PM
I purchased a climbing rose but have no where to plant it, I thought about taking a 4"x4" post making a cap on top, drilling through the cap and inserting a solar light, to make a lamp post. Then planting the rose next to it, of course I'll have to go shopping to plant more with it but do you think this will look o.k.?

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by Triss on July 15, 2005 09:44 PM
Sounds like a great idea. Will the rose climb up the pole or does it need some kind of lattice to weave through?

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by MaryReboakly on July 15, 2005 10:09 PM
Climbing roses won't 'grab' on to stuff - you either have to tie them or weave them yourself as they grow. Lattice is great for climbers!

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by Dixie Angel on July 15, 2005 10:09 PM
I think it will be beautiful, Tamara. That's a great idea! [grin]

Dianna

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by tamara on July 22, 2005 07:57 PM
Well, ended up putting a birdhouse on a pole and planting the rose at the base of it, then planted pink coneflowers all around.

Still planning the light idea but I want to plant clematis around it.

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