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. 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
Climber - Wichuraiana rambler. A well loved and much admired rose with clusters of semi-double, soft pink blooms that are sweetly scented. The complementary foliage shows good disease resistance. Flowers continuously throughout the summer and will tolerate poorer soils and some shade. 1930.
New Dawn was voted the World Federation of Rose Societies favourite rose in 1997 - 67 years after it was first introduced - now that's special. Also has a Royal Horticulture Society Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
Colour: Pink Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m