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After much deliberation I have chopped my climbing rose down. It was a very pretty pink with a fabulous perfume but only flowered for about two weeks each May. It had also been suffering from black spot which wouldn't respond to treatment. I would like to replace it with a climber that has perfume and which has a longer flowering season. I know I am taking a chance on the black spot returning but wonder if I can get a resistant one - and does anyone have any ideas which rose to get?



I had exactly the same trouble,it flowered nicely but I never replaced it.If I was getting another(you see some good ones over arches and things where they flower and the foilage always looks healthy)I think would get a catoIogue or phone a specialist Rose nursery.That way you know you get the right one.

18 Jul, 2010


Thank you for your help.

18 Jul, 2010


I have Rosa New Dawn and the recent form appears to be black spot resistant. It flowers for a long time. mine which is a cutting from a plant planted in 1936 often produces a couple of buds for the xmas dinner arrangement. [it is the rose in my avatar]

19 Jul, 2010


If you're going to plant a new rose where the old one was, buy some Rootgrow to use at planting time - this is said to prevent rose sickness, which is a real risk in this situation.

19 Jul, 2010


Thank you both - I love the Rosa New Dawn and shall look out for it. As for Rootgrow - I shall try that as well.

20 Jul, 2010

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