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cprao 09-02-2012 12:54 PM

making a group of roses into a bush/wall
 
I have planted a few roses along the driveway. I would like to make them as a wall and either 1) not to go over driveway or 2) over other side of the small plants.

How do I do that ? Simply cut them on top and sides with hedger or some other smart way is there ?

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joecaption 09-02-2012 01:03 PM

Build a tresses so they will have something to grow againt and be tied off to.
Some 4 X 4's, some 2 X 4's for framing and some vinyl lattis.

user1007 09-03-2012 04:50 PM

I think Joe means trellises. Not sure what tresses are but they sound kinky. Joe probably has pictures though. He always asks.

Are you sure those are a climbing variety of rose? I cannot tell from the pics. If they are not, you are probably not going to get them to climb a trellis, arbor or anything else.

You are going to have to learn to prune and train them to the structure. Your real, not box store, nursery should be able to recommend a good book on such things or search online. The Sunset Western Garden Book was a bible for anybody living in California and I seem to remember it had part of a chapter on training roses. You will get a lot of use out of the book and I was surprised to see the softbound version is still only $20 or so. Sunset will have all kinds of rose titles too.

http://www.amazon.com/The-New-Wester...rden+book+2012

cprao 09-04-2012 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sdsester (Post 1002411)
I think Joe means trellises. Not sure what tresses are but they sound kinky. Joe probably has pictures though. He always asks.

Are you sure those are a climbing variety of rose? I cannot tell from the pics. If they are not, you are probably not going to get them to climb a trellis, arbor or anything else.

You are going to have to learn to prune and train them to the structure. Your real, not box store, nursery should be able to recommend a good book on such things or search online. The Sunset Western Garden Book was a bible for anybody living in California and I seem to remember it had part of a chapter on training roses. You will get a lot of use out of the book and I was surprised to see the softbound version is still only $20 or so. Sunset will have all kinds of rose titles too.

http://www.amazon.com/The-New-Wester...rden+book+2012

They are not climbing variety. I need to trim and train them.

user1007 09-04-2012 08:05 PM

Not sure you are going to get a bush, standard or even grafted tree rose to climb a trellis or arbor. I think you need climbers.


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