ROSE OF THE WEEK
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.
However you have to accept a simple golden rule.
“More sun. More flowers”
DANSE DU FEU
Orange scarlet blooms produced mainly in clusters throughout the season. Although the blooms are not large, the colour is vivid and the freedom of flowering is outstanding. Attractive glossy bronze foliage. One of the best climbers for a wall or pergola. A very useful and versatile rose as it is very hardy, will tolerate poorer soils and will cope with shade and a North wall. May need spraying for disease in some areas. Also known as 'Spectacular' Scented.
1918. 10ft-15ft A popular lovely old rambler has deep gold flowers infused with buff shades and with yellow stamens. The blooms are borne in clusters, and although it is only summer flowering it occasionaly repeats later in the season. Quite a stunning rose in full bloom. One of the healthiest of all the yellow ramblers. It has dark, glossy bronze foliage on an extremely vigorous plant with pliable canes. A good rose for pergolas and arches and for growing into trees. Will tolerate a North wall and partial shade, Fragrant. Winner of the National Rose Society Gold Medal. Bred by Dr A H Williams who named this rose after his sister.
(Rose Of The Week) Rambling Rose. 1906. 15ft-25ft A beautiful old rambler that seems to have been popular for ever. The bright salmon pink blooms appear in clusters over quite a long flowering period in the summer. The blooms are a deeper pink in the centre with a yellow base. Not for the small garden or the faint hearted as it can easily reach 25ft (8m) when mature. Upright vigorous growth with shiny dark green leaves which are tinged with bronze green at the edges. The late Jack Harkness described this rose as one of the most beautiful of the wichuraiana hybrids. A very versatile rose as it will tolerate shade, poor soil, will grow on a North wall, and is a excellent rose for rambling up trees. A pleasant fragrance which is reminiscent of apples. Often confused with 'Albertine' Bred in France 1906 Royal Horticultural Society Award Of Garden Merit.1993
1956. 8ft. Pointed buds open to bright yellow blooms in profusion. The flowers do not last very long but they repeat very quickly so it is continually in bloom from summer well into late autumn. Clean glossy healthy foliage but can get a little seasonal mildew so may need spraying. Has long been a favourite with rose growers. Can also cope with a North wall situation. An upright habit with relatively thornless stems. An easy to grow variety. Sweet Scent.
Details of all our roses are available on our web site. Over 1000 varieties to choose from.