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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. 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. Strawberry Hill

    Strawberry Hill

    English Climbing Rose
    Beautiful at all stages, bearing small clusters of mid pink, medium-large, cupped rosettes. They have a strong, delicious myrrh and heather honey fragrance. The arching branches are clothed in glossy, dark foliage. Named after the gothic revival house in Twickenham, London, built by Horace Walpole. DavidᅠAustin, 2006.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  1. Gertrude Jekyll

    Gertrude Jekyll

    English Climbing Rose
    Always one of the first English Roses to start flowering, its perfect scrolled buds open to large, rosette-shaped flowers of bright glowing pink. The strong, perfectly balanced Old Rose scent is often described as being the quintessential Old Rose fragrance. A vigorous rose; it will form a medium-sized, upright shrub. Named for the famous garden designer and author. David Austin, 1986.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  2. The Lady of the Lake

    The Lady of the Lake

    English Rambling Rose
    Its pretty, semi-double flowers, each about 2” across, are held in sprays on long, slender and flexible stems. They are a pale pink colour and of open formation, each exposing a nice boss of golden stamens. They have a fresh citrus fragrance. Named after the ruler of Avalon in the Arthurian legend. She also plays a pivotal role in Sir Walter Scott’s famous poem of the same name. DavidᅠAustin, 2014.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  1. Bathsheba

    Bathsheba

    English Climbing Rose
    Apricot-yellow buds open to shallowly cupped, many petalled rosettes. They are a beautiful blend of subtle apricot-pink and soft yellow, giving the overall impression of apricot, with creamy outer petals. There is a superb floral myrrh fragrance, with hints of honey and Tea. It forms a short, vigorous climber. The name was inspired by the heroine of Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd. DavidᅠAustin, 2016.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  2. A Shropshire Lad

    A Shropshire Lad

    English Climbing Rose
    Large, perfectly formed, slightly cupped, light peach-pink rosettes, with a lovely fruity Tea fragrance. A vigorous climber with plentiful large, dark green leaves. DavidᅠAustin, 1996.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  1. Blush Noisette

    Blush Noisette

    Climbing Rose
    A relatively short climber; it is extremely free-flowering and repeats very well. It bears masses of blush pink, small, semi-double, cupped blooms, with yellow stamens, held in tight clusters. They have a rich musky clove fragrance. 1817.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  2. 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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