Rambling roses offer so much to the gardener. They are fast growing tough and vigorous. Use to cover fences, pergolas, old sheds and buildings or simply throw up a tree and allow to drip down with falling sprays of beauty. Rambling roses should be left to gain some height and width for the first few years and as they gain maturity the lax and graceful branches will literally be weighed down with blooms in late spring. Rambling roses don';;t often repeat flower but the quantity and length of bloom in spring will more than satisfy even the greediest gardener.
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If you wish to prune or tidy, this is best done after flowering in summer as Ramblers flower on what is called the "old wood" i.e. the previous season';;s growth. Only winter prune if severe treatment is needed, obviously this may compromise the flowering the following spring. No need to worry however as you will find it very hard to kill a modern rambling rose. So go outside and look up to where you would like to see pretty rather than ugly then scroll down and choose a robust rambler which will quickly provide the solution.
Rambler. This popular, spring flowering rambler has beautiful, fragrant, slightly scrolled, lemon buds that open to a double cream delight. Glossy foliage produced on long pliable stems. Nice sweet fragrance. Tolerant of some shade and is relatively disease free. One of the best ramblers available. 1900.
Though Alberic Barbier puts on its main display in spring and it is truly beautiful in full flower there will be sparodic flowering through to autumn.
Colour: Cream / Yellow Habit: Rambling Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4.5m x 3m
Rambler. Albertine is a well loved rose and I am certainly a dedicated fan. Always admired as in full bloom it is quite a breath taking sight. Very fragrant, double, loose, salmon pink flowers produced en masse in the spring. Vigorous growth. Just a few flowers in autumn. Award winner. 1921.
Albertine is best suited to a wall or a fence and as it flowers mostly on older wood it is best to only prune sparingly. Though this rose mainly flowers in the spring there are so many flowers and for quite a long period it is well worth growing.
Colour: Pink / Pink Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4.5m x 3m