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Pink rose for front garden...repeat flowering?

I wonder if anyone can tell me which would be the best rose to plant to create the look in the picture I have attached. It is for my front garden and would be a much shorter version of this, maybe three picket fence panels.  I would love a disease resident repeat flowering rose in a pale pink like the picture.  Not sure if I should go for a small climber or a shrub rose.  Also there is something planted between the lavenders and I'm wondering if anyone would know what this...a Hebe maybe? I want something that will look nice even during the winter months so any other ideas would be most welcome too. Thank you in advance :)  


Last edited: 20 August 2017 08:52:08


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,645

    This photo has been posted before.   Any pink David Austin rose would do well as they repeat flower and have great perfume but there are also good roses available from Harkness and Peter Beale so take a look at their websites.

    The blue flowers are a mix of veronicas/salvias/lavender and nepeta.  The greeny yellow flowers are on alchemilla mollis.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
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  • Bright starBright star Posts: 1,153

    I have David Austins Scepter'd Isle in my front garden, it's a paler pink than in the picture but it has been in flower and is still going strong all summer. It has a lovely scent. I also have Gertrude Jekyll which is a stronger pink colour also with a beautiful scent but a bit thuggish and very thorny. You'll be spoilt for choice once you start looking on the websites suggested. 

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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700

    If you have a shorter version picket fence, I recommend rosa The Fairy. The leaves are usually healthy and abudundant. The flowers are small button sized sprays of the same shade as the ones you have posted.

    It starts to flower a little later compared with other roses being from the Polyanthas group, but it rewards with trouble-free flowering right up to November-December if routinely pruned throughout the growing season. Very healthy and sprawls about if you allow it, or you could train them lightly.

  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,346

    A bit of googling came up with this result for that picket fence...

    ''White Picket Fence with Climbing English Roses in Heritage, St. Swithun, Mary Rose, Lady's mantle and Salvia 'May Night' hybrid sage''

    I might choose different varieties than those today, but so many for you to choose from, hope you enjoy your searching... it's a very personal thing to choose a rose, I think, but white picket fences are ideal for them... I wish I had one...

    East Anglia, England
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,088

    The rose in the picture looks very like Rosa Bonica 

    Its widely available, disease resistant, flowering almost constantly from late spring through to late autumn, glossy healthy foliage, a gorgeous cut flower too, with a delicate scent.  

    I've grown it in three gardens now and wouldn't be without it. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Everyone I am so grateful for you all taking the time to reply :)  I will be spending my evening searching through all of your suggestions.  I love new gardening projects :) Thank you so very much! x

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