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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”

MME CAROLINE TESTOUT

Climbing Rose. 1901.  15ft

Over a century old but still grown in gardens around the world.

Very large globular blooms of clear satin pink.

A good vigorous climber with a long flowering period.

Excellent disease resistance .

A Useful rose as it will cope with a North wall, poorer soils and partial shade.

An excellent rose for arches, pillars pergolas and walls where the lovely scented blooms can be appreciated.

Heady Fragrance.

It is said that the original Mme Caroline Testout was a milliner, who bought the name of the rose to promote her business.

MME GREGOIRE STAECHELIN

Climbing Rose. 1927.  10ft-12ft

A fine climbing rose with huge blooms of soft rosy carmine with crimson shadings.

The blooms are ruffled and can come singly and in small clusters.

Summer flowering but a breathtaking sight in full bloom.

If spent blooms are not removed, very large pear shaped fruits are produced that change slowly from green to yellow gold.

Lovely dark green foliage with good disease resistance.

Tolerant of a North wall  situation and very vigorous.

Originally from Spain and is also known as 'Spanish Beauty'

Has won numerous award including,

Bagatelle Gold Medal 1927.

American Rose Society John Cook Medal 1929.

Royal Horticultural Society  Award Of Garden Merit. 1993.

Scented.

MORTIMER SACKLER

Shrub Climber David Austin  2002.  6ft-8ft

A rose of rather different character from other English Roses.

The medium sized, soft pink flowers start as pretty, rather pointed buds, opening to loosely double cups that are held in large, open sprays.

The growth is tall and airy, with dark, very nearly thornless stems.  A dainty and extremely healthy rose for the back of the border and equally good when grown as a climber.

Will tolerate a North wall.

Lovely Old Rose fragrance with delicious hints of fruit.

The right to name this rose was auctioned on behalf of the National Trust to raise funds for their gardens..  It was bought by Mrs Sackler for her husbands birthday.

NARROW WATER

Rambling Rose. 1883.8ft-10ft

(Rose Of The Week)

Large trusses of semi-double lilac pink flowers on a vigorous upright plant.

Repeat flowering Noisette which is always welcome in a rambler.

It is reminiscent of 'Blush Noisette' the original Noisette rose.

Best in sun but can cope with a North wall situation.

A very desirable rose to have in the garden.

Quite a stunning sight when in full bloom with the added bonus of a lovely perfume.

Narrow Water Castle stands on a narrowing section of the Carlingford River between Newry and Warrenpoint.   This river marks the boundary between Eire and Northern Island.

Discovered in 1883 and introduced into the UK by Daisy Hill Nursery in Circa 1901

For further information , see ‘What Rose Where’ on our web site

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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