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Obelisk or Pillar

Obelisk or Pillar

A well-clothed pergola, obelisk or arch can be a magnificent feature in the garden. When choosing roses to cover these structures, it is important to consider their size. Your chosen roses must be tall and vigorous enough to clothe the structure but not so tall and vigorous that they overwhelm it. Ramblers are a good choice because their reasonably lax growth and long stems, make them easy to tie into the structure. Pergolas and arches require larger ramblers and climbers than obelisks, which, on average, only need roses of about 6 to 8 feet. Repeat-flowering varieties are the ideal choice, or, alternatively, roses that bear attractive hips in the autumn. If your heart is set on a once-flowering variety, you may like to consider planting a late summer-flowering clematis alongside the rose, as this will extend the flowering season.

   

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  1. Iceberg

    Iceberg

    Climbing Rose
    Very floriferous throughout the season, it produces large clusters of medium-sized, lightly double, white flowers, sometimes tinged with pink. Glossy leaves are held on smooth, easy to train stems. A quick growing variety; the growth is both vigorous and bushy. Cant, 1968.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  2. The Albrighton Rambler

    The Albrighton Rambler

    English Rambling Rose
    A repeat-flowering variety which, unusually for a rambler, has fully double flowers. that are small and cup-shaped. They are blush pink, fading to blush white and are held in large, gracefully hanging sprays. The petals of each bloom are beautifully arranged around a little button eye; the overall appearance being one of exceptional prettiness and charm. Named for the village where our nursery is located. David Austin, 2013.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  1. Tess of the d’Urbervilles

    Tess of the d’Urbervilles

    English Climbing Rose
    A striking climber bearing large, deeply cupped, bright crimson-red blooms, with a pleasing Old Rose fragrance. It is a relatively compact climber clothed in large, dark green leaves. DavidᅠAustin, 1998.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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