Climbing Roses – Potential Damage to Nearby Pipe

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Climbing Roses – Potential Damage to Nearby Pipe

Post by GIB » Fri, 12 Apr 2013 21:14:26



I have just planted a couple of "Star Performer" climbing roses next to
a wall of my house in order that these can climb up a trellis that I
have attached to the wall. When I was digging the holes I found a gas
pipe directly underneath. Do I need to worry at all about the roots
potentially damaging the gas pipe as the roses grow? The reason I ask is
that I understand that tree roots can sometimes cause damage to
underground pipes due to swelling.

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GIB

 
 
 

Climbing Roses – Potential Damage to Nearby Pipe

Post by mjcicca.. » Sun, 14 Apr 2013 03:37:43


Quote:

> I have just planted a couple of "Star Performer" climbing roses next to

> a wall of my house in order that these can climb up a trellis that I

> have attached to the wall. When I was digging the holes I found a gas

> pipe directly underneath. Do I need to worry at all about the roots

> potentially damaging the gas pipe as the roses grow? The reason I ask is

> that I understand that tree roots can sometimes cause damage to

> underground pipes due to swelling.

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> GIB

I would say probably not. rose roots are not as strong as tree roots. They are more "thready" for lack of a better term
MJ