New Dawn Climbing Roses along a fence?
Hi all! I need some help with my rose order :)
I ordered two New Dawn roses for an arbor and now I'm having second thoughts. I love the roses, but I've read horror stories all over the GW about pruning them (including here). They're also supposed to get huge! Would it be easier to grow them along a split rail fence? I don't like the idea of me on a ladder, trying to hang on to the arbor and dodging huge thorns at the same time (LOL).
After seeing some of your pictures, I'd love to grow them with purple clematis. Will they grow along a fence? I have a great spot along the back of the vegetable garden, where I can reach both sides of the fence. Any suggestions?