How to train Blush Noisette Climbing Rose aginst a garden fence.
I have had my share of having difficulty training climbing roses against a garden fence.
Apart from the fence simply not being tall enough, very often I did not have enough width for the climbing rose which I was attempting to train.
Blush Noisette on the other hand is very accommodating. This one behaves a little more like a well-behaved rambler. You won’t have to be obsessed with training branches horizontally to quite the same extent.
Blush Noisette is more forgiving. Train some branches horizontally, others vertical and at 60 0r 45 degree angles.
Flowers will more or less form on all branches. If it’s growing above the fence in some areas, simply cut it back about 12 inches below the fence height and before long it will return to a natural look.
I trained our rose against this fence which is about two meters tall including the trellis at the top. I fixed four horizontal wires along the fence and attached the stems as required. The stems of Blush Noisette are almost thornless and very flexible making it easy for training.
Plant profile for Blush Noisette Climbing Rose
Blush Noisette has been around for a long time, and since 1815 has gone under several names Blush cluster to mention one of them.
The rose was bred in the USA by Phillipe Noisette, it came about as a result of a seedling from Champney’s Pink Cluster.
Blush Noisette is a very free flowering rose which also had pride of place in a very special position of our Aberdeen garden.
Flowers and leaves
From June until October clusters of small blush pink strongly scented flowers adorn this climber. Excellent repeat flowering and leaves of mid green which hold onto the almost thornless stems well into the Winter in our coastal area.
Height and width
Grows to a height of 8/10 feet and width of about5 feet. Easy to keep within bounds
Full sun/partial shade
Fully hardy in the UK
RHS award of garden merit