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How do I train a climbing rose to grow on a fence?

15 years ago

I'm a garden newbie, and I planted 3 different climbing roses against a wooden fence this spring, not really thinking about how to train them to climb on the fence. The fence is 5' 3" high, then there's a 10" gap that's topped off with a decorative wood frame, so the whole thing is 6' 7" high. I planted Cecile de Bruner, Iceberg and Polka. I guess I need a trellis against the fence, and was thinking about using the wire grid that's used for reinforcing cement and attaching it to the fence. Has anyone tried that? Does it work? What other ideas have worked for you?

I really appreciate your help, and all the information I have gotten from the rose forum. And the photos are wonderful!

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