Hi, I am looking for advice on purchasing a climbing rose to cover a East facing wall on my cottage, It is a bare white wall at the side of the house that would look great with a rose climbing up it I think but I am really not sure which too choose from been on David Austin site and now really unsure ! so any advice would be appreciated. Looking for a vigorous climber, The area below the wall is slabbed so was thinking could I grow it from a pot possibly an option to lift a slab though if need be. Ideally looking for it to grow 15-20ft.
Try narrowing your search down by height, then repeat flowering, if that's what you want, most people do, then one suitable for growing in shade. Although you will get morning sun, most roses like a good blast of sun, so if it will grow ok in shade, it will do fine on an east-facing wall. A good colour would look better against a white wall, so avoid white and soft, pastel colours. Personally, a red would be a bit too stark a contrast for me and I would go for a good saturated/dark pink or maybe a strong yellow. Rose choice is very personal tho and it depends on your taste and the style of the rest of your garden. Maybe make a shortlist of three you like the look of that fit your criteria and post your selection here for opinions on those particular roses - health, vigour, ease of training, flower-power etc.
Claire Austin, James Gal way or the Generous Gardner I decided like pale colours and pinks would go best with this side of the garden. If you have any advice on which would be best climber then please advise. Loved the Rambling Rector may buy that for another part of our garden.