gertude jekyll

rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 1,986

I've got a gertrude jekyll rose shrub which i love , have just planted zepherine drouhin, now havign read a lot of bad things about it getting blackspot and never thriving thinking i may have to replace with another strongish pink climber, do you have to buy a particular climber of this rose or just another shrub and train?

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  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ...you might like to enquire with David Austin Roses but I believe the shrub and climbing versions of Gertrude Jekyll are just the same rose, as the shrub will throw up long canes which you can train to 6 or 8 foot.... I used to cut these off keeping it as a shrub... so I would buy another GJ in a container and plant that, if you really want another... they are so terribly thorny...

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,201

    but they smell sooo good that I can forgive themimage

    The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones ......
  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 1,986

    I agree the smell is so delicious evn my little girl at 16 months last summer used to bury her nose in th e flowers and inhale!

  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 1,986

    But.....is ther another strong pink climber that smells as good? anyone tried james galway? Just ordered st sswithun and generous gardener, want stronger 1 in case zepherine is disaster so can combine with white clematis 'wedding day' (anyone tried that? Plan to order with garden voucher got for our wedding)

  • Lavender LadyLavender Lady Posts: 215

    I have James Galway which is a David Austin shrub/climber.  It grows to about 5ft which they say is suitable as a small climber.  It has a wonderful scent and has never suffered with any disease. 

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,201

    Shropshire Lad is lovely - but more of a peachy colour than a strong pink.

    The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones ......
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