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One of the most common requests we have is to suggest climbing roses that will grow on a North wall .   Over the next few weeks we will highlight all  the climbers we have  that will  tolerate a Northern aspect. 

ALBERIC BARBIER

Rambling Rose. 1900.  15ft-20.

A vigorous rose with creamy white flushed yellow blooms and good glossy foliage . The flowers are rather larger than most ramblers which makes it quite distinctive. A versatile rose which can stand a shady position and will grow on a north wall. Also suitable for growing up into a tree. Let it ramble on the floor and it makes a very large attractive ground cover rose. Repeat flowering. Strong apple fragrance. Royal Horticultural Society Award Of Garden Merit. 1993 Bred in France in the Barbier nursery which was also responsible for famous roses such as 'Albertine' and 'Francois Juranville'

ALIBABA Short Climbing Rose.   2006.  8ft. (Rose Of The Week) Another small climber from the Chris Warner stable who has been so successful with his Patio Climbers in recent years. The bloom colour is a little difficult to describe but looks like coppery orange with red blends. The ruffled blooms come in clusters from early summer until the first frosts, and as with most of these small climbers they have plenty of blooms from top to bottom. A versatile rose as it can cope with a North or South wall, and grow in the garden or a large container. Healthy glossy foliage and excellent disease resistance. Has won numerous awards including the Lyon Fragrance award for its rich fruity fragrance. Also known as 'Sunset Glow' GOLD STANDARD AWARD WINNER 2007 ALIBABA  (Chewalibaba) Since 2006 a few roses are selected each year for this prestigious award.   Based on cumulative information from invited independent judges, the Gold Standard is awarded to worthy varieties. Health,  floriferousness,  scent and commercial appeal are all considered key factors in the final choice. For further information  please see  Gold Standard Roses on the Main Menu. Bred by Chris Warner. UK 2006

  AWAKENING Climbing Rose.   1935.   10ft A lovely climber with masses of soft pink blooms throughout the season. It is a form of 'New Dawn' with all its parents characteristics, including continuity of flower and colour. A very versatile rose which will grown on a North or South wall and will also tolerate poor spoil. A highly adaptable climber which can be trained over almost anything. Originated in Czechoslovakia and was introduced into the UK by Mr Dick Balfour the former president of the Royal National Rose Society. An absolutely charming rose which is becoming very popular. Good disease resistance, excellent healthy and hardy foliage.  Sweet perfume. A sport of New Dawn.

BLUE RAMBLER Rambling Rose.   1909.  15ft.

A very popular vigorous rambler which is almost thornless. Pretty blooms of violet streaked with white fading to grey in large  clusters and show prominent yellow stamens. A lovely sight in full bloom in the summer and flowers a little earlier than most ramblers. Pale green pointed foliage which is fairly disease free. Very useful as it will also grow on a North wall or up through a tree. This is the best known of the three similar violet-purple ramblers, the others being 'Rose Marie Viaud' and 'Violette'. Scented. Also known as  'Veilchenblau'   'Blue Rosalie'  &  'Violet Blue' Royal Horticultural Society Award Of Garden Merit 1993.

Details of all our roses are available on our web site. Over 1000 varieties to choose from.

www.countrygardenroses.co.uk


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