English Roses As Climbers
Glorious fragrant blooms, superb repeat-flowering, easy to manage - English Roses make excellent climbers.

English Roses are seldom more beautiful than when they are grown as climbing roses and the varieties featured over the next few pages are amongst the very best. They repeat flower with exceptional continuity and, during the flowering season, are clothed in blooms from the top all the way down to the base of the plant. Vigorous, without being too tall, they are perfect for pillars, pergolas, arches and obelisks. Their flexible canes also make them easy to fan out on walls, trellises and fences.

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Recommended varieties for climbing
Crown Princess Margareta
Glorious many-petalled apricot blooms. Strong fruity fragrance. Will climb up to 8 ft.

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St Swithun
Large, shallowly cupped blooms with a strong myrrh fragrance. Will climb up to 8ft.

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Gertrude Jekyll
Rosette shaped blooms with an outstanding fragrance. Will climb up to 8 ft.

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Graham Thomas
Pure yellow cups with a strong, fresh tea rose scent. Will climb up to 8 ft.

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Teasing Georgia
A rose of great beauty with perfectly formed rosettes and a tea rose fragrance. Up to 8 ft.

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A Shropshire Lad
Full peachy-pink rosettes with a deliciously fruity fragrance. Will climb up to 8 ft.

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Tess Of The d'Urbervilles
Large, bright crimson blooms. Good old rose fragrance. Will climb up to 8 ft.

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The Generous Gardener
Charming blooms of palest pink. Delicious scent: old rose, musk and myrrh. Up to 10 ft.

Buy The Generous Gardener
The Pilgrim
Glorious soft yellow rosettes. Classic tea and myrrh fragrance. Up to 8 ft.

Buy The Pilgrim

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Growing English Roses as climbers
To grow an English Rose as a climber, simply fan out the stems and tie them loosely into place. The closer the stems are to horizontal, the more flowering shoots they will produce. Remove some of the shorter twiggier stems at the base of the plant. This will help to create a taller climber more quickly, by concentrating the plant's energy into the stronger stems.

Planting against a wall will help to encourage climbing. The roots should always be kept well away from the base of the wall as this is often very dry. Lean the stems in towards the wall, fan them out and tie in. English Climbing Roses are well-suited to growing on small, decorative obelisks, arches or pillars as the growth is not so vigorous that it will overwhelm the structure.
 
 

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03 March 2015