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Climbers for North Facing Walls

Climbers for North Facing Walls

Planting roses in shady positions is a great way of bringing colour and interest to forgotten areas of the garden. Although, in general, roses will not thrive in a position where there is too much shade, the varieties listed below will do surprisingly well on a north-facing wall with only four or five hours of good sun each day. The main consideration when planting roses on north-facing walls is to avoid areas where there are overhanging branches and dry places where there would be too much competition from the roots of trees and other shrubs. Most of David Austin’s repeat-flowering English Climbing Roses perform well in partial shade. The climbing and rambling roses listed below are all suitable for an open, north-facing wall or other shady positions. Again, they only require four or five hours of good sun each day.

   

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  1. Claire Austin

    Claire Austin

    English Climbing Rose
    This vigorous, upright rose makes a very good climber in both beauty and performance. It bears pleasingly cupped, pale lemon buds which gradually open to large, creamy white flowers, the outer petals perfectly arranged in concentric circles. They have a strong myrrh fragrance with dashes of meadowsweet, vanilla and heliotrope. The growth is strong and particularly healthy, and it is clothed in attractive matt green foliage. Named for the daughter of David Austin Senior. DavidᅠAustin, 2007.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  2. The Generous Gardener

    The Generous Gardener

    English Climbing Rose
    Bears beautifully formed flowers, which nod gracefully on the stem. When the petals open they expose numerous stamens, providing an almost water lily-like effect. The flowers are a pale glowing pink and have a delicious fragrance with aspects of Old Rose, musk and myrrh. Named for the National Gardens Scheme. DavidᅠAustin, 2002.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  1. Paul Noël

    Paul Noël

    Rambling Rose
    A repeat-flowering rambler; it bears unusual, very attractive flowers of soft salmon-pink, fading to light pink. They are medium-sized and very full, the quill shaped petals radiating out from a button eye. There is a strong apple scent with a hint of chrysanthemum. Its graceful lax growth is easy to train. Tanne, 1873.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  2. Veilchenblau

    Veilchenblau

    Rambling Rose
    Produces large, closely packed clusters of small, cupped flowers. They open purple-magenta with a white centre, occasionally streaked white too, each with an attractive boss of bright yellow stamens. As the blooms age, they fade to lilac-grey – appearing almost blue on occasions. There is a fresh, fruity scent with rich orange notes. The growth is rather stiff and almost thornless. Schmidt, 1869.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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