Guest Author - Hellie T.
English Gardens are well known for their abundance use of roses and sunny borders. There are no roses that grow in daylong deep shade.
However if you have a garden with very little sun - don’t despair there for here is a collection of roses that will tolerate a shady position.
Climbers for North Walls or shaded spots.
Albéric Barbier is a lovely cottage garden rambler rose that has white flowers that open from cream buds. Has almost evergreen foliage 20ft - flowers once.
Alchymist - has large blooms of yellow and almost yolk-orange with a strong scent. 4.0x2.5m. Summer flowering.
Alister Stella Gray -has flowers of a rich yellow, pales to creamy white with age. Beautiful scent. 4.5x3.0m. Repeat flowering
Cecile Brunner Climbing - has large sprays of small, fragrant shell to rose-pink. Vigorous-ideal for growing into trees. 8.0x6.0m - 25x20ft. Repeat flowering.
Claire Jacquier has large clusters of rich fragrant yellow blooms fading to cream of pleasing perfume. 4.5x2.5m. Repeat flowering.
Danse du Feu - has large trusses of brick-red, double flowers fading to red-magenta. Flowers throughout summer. 3.5x2.5m. Repeat flowering.
Dortmund - has clusters of large, crimson flowers with a pale eye. Vigorous, thorny plant with dark green foliage. 2.5x1.8m. Repeat flowering.
Galway Bay - has fragrant blooms of salmon-pink. Dark green, glossy foliage. 3.5x2.5m. Flowers throughout the summer.
Golden Showers – has summer long fragrant blooms of golden-yellow fading to cream. Almost thornless stems of upright habit. Excellent for small gardens. 3.0x2.0m.
Iceberg Climbing - has beautiful flowers of pure white, semi-double blooms. Almost thornless stems.5.5x3.0m. Summer flowering.
Kiftsgate - masses of creamy white flowers, grows very large - ideal for scrambling through big trees.
Madame Alfred Carriere - A lovely 'old rose' bearing clusters of double, white flushed pink, fragrant flowers; 4.0x3.0m 12ftx10ft. Continuous flowering.
Madame Gregoire Staechlin is a climbing hybrid tea with fragrant, double, pale-pink blooms. Has hips in autumn if not dead-headed. Vigorous grower 4.5x3.0m. Repeat flowering.
Madame Plantier an ideal cottage garden rose with clusters of white scented blooms. Only grows to 6ft
Maigold - has fragrant, bronze-yellow flowers in early summer and will often repeat later in the year. 3.0x3.0m.
Mermaid –has lovely bright yellow blooms throughout July and September – a vigorous grower
Mrs. Herbert Stevens Climbing – a climbing Hybrid Tea with large pure white scented blooms. 4.0mx2.5m. Repeat flowering.
New Dawn – has lovely fragrant pale pink flowers and mid green leaves. Flowers June and July. Not too vigorous ideal for trellis and arbours.
Noisette Carnée - has scented, semi-double, lilac-pink blooms. Shortish climber or can be a large shrub 2.1m x 1.25m.
Shot Silk Climbing - a climbing fragrant hybrid tea with large blooms of cerise-pink with a touch of salmony-yellow. Good disease resistance. 6.0x2.0m. Repeat flowering.
Have a good browse through your local garden shop - many shops will order you plants if they do not stock them.
Enjoy your English Garden!