How to grow climbing roses in pots and manage the vegetation well with correct binding to the supports (railings, nets, stakes…). Watering, care and how to best prepare the pot for growing climbing roses.
Let's start with a basic rule: if you wantgrow climbing roses in potsyou must use a container of adequate size and above all filled with fresh and well fertilized soil. For this reason, the first thing I will do is to explain to you how you will have to organize the vase to grow climbing roses.
Potted climbing roses: size and soil
Choose the variety ofclimbing rosemore suitable for growing in pots and allow yourself some spare time: you will have to check the plant every week in order to monitor its growth and the presence of any diseases.
After selecting the variety suitable for growing in pots, the second step is to choose the container. What should be the dimensions of the pot? The container must have a diameter of at least 80 cm! I know they seem like a lot to you but ... for theclimbing rosea vase is forever. :)
Thereclimbing roseit won't be easy at allrepot, for this the container must be large enough and, instead of repotting, annually, you will have to replace part of the soil by inserting new and fresh one.
You will also need to pay attention to the choice of soil. On the market you can find specific soil for roses and you will not have to forget, to prepare, on the bottom of the pot, a layer of 2 - 4 cm of expanded clay or draining material (gravel, pebbles, shards ...). If you have very light soil in your house (not peaty, otherwise you don't retain nutrients well) you can use that too.
Just above the drainage layer, add the soil, even better if you mix the rose soil with fertilizer in these proportions: 1 part of fertilizer for every 6 parts of soil.
An excellent fertilizer for roses, enriched with Guano, is Compo Sana, you can easily find it in any Garden Center or by taking advantage of the online purchase. To understand what I'm talking about, I invite you to visit the official Amazon page dedicated to “Compo Sana” (fertilizer for re-flowering and climbing roses). This fertilizer was created specifically to be mixed with the earth, you can also find very similar products on the market, equally valid.
How to grow climbing roses in pots
Like any potted plant, even climbing roses must have more frequent wetting than those planted in the ground.
When to water potted climbing roses? As temperatures increase, you will need to proceed two - three times a week, adding about 6 liters of water to each wetting.
The fertilizer must then be administered in two different periods of the year. The first fertilization is carried out in late winter (March - April) and then another fertilization is carried out between August and September. Use a liquid mineral fertilizer and a slow-release granular organic fertilizer for rosaceae.
How to tie climbing roses to railings or other supports
Tying climbing roses is difficult, especially since it has to take future pruning into account.
Remember that climbing roses emit buds on the new shoots that develop at the curvatures of the old branches.
To tie the shoots to the trellis or to the support railing, use rubberized wire or raffia ribbon, do it trying to create as many bends (loops - curves) as possible so as to preserve the length of the branch and always allow the emission of new ones shoots (and new flowers).
Diseases climbing roses in pots
From spring, check yoursclimbing roses in potsevery week, climbing roses tend to thicken and be more prone to contract diseases such as rose rust, caused by excessive vegetation and humidity.
Other diseases that can attack yours climbing rose in pot I'm:
- the white sickness of the rose
- the mold
- downy mildew
Typically, these diseases occur due to a lack of light, an excess of moisture, excess vegetation (poor aeration), lack of nutrients and insufficient soil quality. This is why it is important from the outset to ensure an excellent substrate for the plant and renew it annually by removing the first centimeters of soil and enriching it with fertilizer to be mixed.