I'm the lady who mass planted some Knockout Roses on an ocean estate early summer.
Then planted 20 rambling roses, per your suggestions (thank you!) on granite boulders in mid Aug. They are doing great and even put on some blooms early fall.
Now I am wondering what I should do for winter protection.
Odd place. On the ocean means high winds at times. On the ocean means later fall and later spring.
What might you suggest for protection, if any, for the knockouts that will get the wind and what do you do about those ramblers that are sprawling all over the ground and rocks which will get snow cover sporatically?
These are open to ocean.
These are protected - back of house and inbetween boulders but that also will cause snow cover to melt and days of hot off the boulders and cold at nite.
This is only 3 of 20 ramblers
The rest are amongst these boulders