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Suggestions for new roses

We already have many roses in our garden and are planning to plant 2 new roses  (6 - 8 feet max) at the back of a border. No particular colour scheme in mind but preferably large fragrent roses that would be repeat flowering. Any suggestions please? Thank you!


  • OmoriOmori Posts: 1,673
    One idea are bourbons, many grow quite large (larger than often stated), perhaps on an obelisk? For example, Louise Odier, Mme Isaac Pereire. 
  • Thanks for this information - the Mme Isaac Pereire looks promising. I've also been looking at Queen of Denmark. We already have one rose at the back of the border - it  has an amazing fragrence -  I don't know its name but this is a photo I took last year.
    Does anyone recognise it?

  • OmoriOmori Posts: 1,673
  • I'm not sure this is Peace......We've already got the 'Peace' and 'Compassion' climbing roses on an arch and this one is larger and the petals are yellow -changing to pink. I'll keep on looking!
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,759
    Some of the old roses are repeat flowering, very scented and grow quite big. I've just planted Louise Odier, Felicia, Cornelia and Stanwell Perpetual. Also David Austin has a great selection of English shrub roses that answer to your requirements.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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