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Planting close together - David Austin Roses

Bob Atchison - Pallasart - Hagia Sophia
9 months ago
last modified: 9 months ago

I just watched a 30 minute YouTube tour of David Austin in England. They showed roses planted close together three or four of the same variety. I was wondering if I should plant Constance Spry rose and Gertrude Jekyll climbers close together to get bigger "plants" and more flowers. I was thinking one foot apart as I saw in this video. I remember the catalog used to recommend planting like this. I only have two of each. Constance only blooms on second year wood. I haven't grown Jekyll in a very, very time here in Austin, Texas, maybe 20 years ago. the last time I tried Constance here she died after two or three years. Perhaps it was the heat.

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