spacing for climbing roses along my fence
I am installing a new garden in my lawn with fruit trees and blueberry bushes. It will be fenced in with a fence like my old fence, shown here:
Post spacing is 12', and top rail is about 4' high. I plan on planting cane hardy climbing roses, along about 100' of the fence that is most visible to our house and lawn area. Ideally, I will train canes up to top of post (about 7' high), and then along the top rails of fence in both directions. If roses are very vigorous, I can install another rail at about 6 or 7' height for canes to also grow on. Will climbing roses fit this application? Should I plan to plant a rose at each post (12' on center), or every other post (24' on center)? I would save on the cost plants by doing every other post, but will they cover the fence?