I love my David Austin English Roses. But even the ones which are NOT climbers are truly vigorous growers. The ones I chose ALL seem to have a very rangy growth habit.
I started out a few years ago with fleur de lis trellises from Achla Designs. They come in two sizes.
For a couple of years they worked nicely. But the roses outgrew them completely. And I do prune my roses.
So these trellises have been moved to assist other plants. They are brilliant to stake tomatoes with, especially if you grow tomatoes in large pots like I do. They give this tepee shape which beans and tomatoes like.
I hunted for obelisks for a while. Some seem quite flimsy and others overly expensive.
I settled on the Jardin Round Obelisks from Gardener’s Supply Company.
I assembled the first one during a heatwave. Big mistake. Mostly for me…
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