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help me choose a rose. white blooms, climbing, partial shade

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 11:05

fantastic responses thanks all.

I think my final 3 might be Claire Austin, Tranquillity and Kew Gardens. They did have an offer on at the garden centre where they had 2 for £12.99 which seemed pretty good. maybe its worth me trying a couple and see which comes out trumps

I had pretty much walked by all the bush roses and only looked for white blooms where the label didn't specify needing a super sunny spot so I think I need to revisit with my new knowledge

help me choose a rose. white blooms, climbing, partial shade

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 15:32

my area is a 7 ft fence in terms of height and width I would say no more than 5/6ft

does that count as a small medium or large rose area?

help me choose a rose. white blooms, climbing, partial shade

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 14:30

thanks for all the replies and especially the photos tootles. I've just been to the local garden centre which has a large selection of roses but still didn't find "the one".

I think if I had to lose part of my criteria then obviously the holding onto leaves during winter could go but my garden really is white and purple so any other colour would stick out like a sore thumb i'm afraid and don't have another sunnier position for a rose so hoping the spot I have in mind will work even though its partial shade.

iceberg is such a beautiful rose, if only it would work in partial shade!

my concern with The madam Alfred is how big it says it'll get and my space is only a 6/7ft fence.



help me choose a rose. white blooms, climbing, partial shade

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 12:21


am I asking the impossible? probably but i'll ask anyway :

I have a north facing garden so the spot i'm looking at is really partial shade (against a fence)

ideally i'd like large repeating white blooms and if possible also to keep foliage in the winter (this is the bit I think verging on impossible)

please help me find a rose that fits the bill...

oh and the less thorns the better but this isn't a sticking point

powdery mildew on polemonium

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 11:16

hi all,


update on this, did the chop, feed, water + fungicide. new mildew free shoots are coming through 

planting a holly tree in a pot?

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 11:15

thanks for tips. I have potted up to a generous sized pot

planting a holly tree in a pot?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 10:27


I have just been to the garden centre and couldnt resist a holly tree (currently approx 2 ft) for £5.

I know this type can get very tall so my question is...can i put it in a pot?

I'd quite like to be able to bring it out into my front garden around xmas time and dont want it to get too large.

will this work and restrict growth?

Need suggestions for privacy tree

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 20:55

haha this thread has had me laughing out loud (spelling error)

Dusty white deposit on penstemon flowers

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 12:59

i'm afraid i cant update you on mine as i bought mine as a present for someone so have given it away already (shes 97 and actually i dont think her eyesight would pick up on the white dust so will never know).


Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 21:07

oh, if it can go straight in then yes please! i'm still learning 

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