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Climbing roses..

Morning all

Our new patio is coming along and I'm planning to plant 2 climbing white/pale pink fragrant roses over the new tall brick wall. See pic.

Plan is to have a rose climber each side of the wall (One where the blue barrow is and 1 where the orange mixer is). Under planted with lavender maybe or nemesia Wisley Vanilla.

I'm thinking maybe a white Alba (Monty mentioned a Rose of York recently), or New Dawn or Mme A.Carriere, still choosing as I really want white and high scent and happy to take suggestions...

Problem is, the left hand side will be used for cooking and will have a new brick bbq, gas bbq and mini oven used periodically. So I'm wondering if the rose on the left will cope with the smoke (I'm optimistic on us having a summer at least for a short while). image

I'm a perennials girl - and organic - and tend not to do well with roses (or clematis - had 2 now with wilt), I find them a bit high maintenance so wondering if bbq smoke is a no-no. 

What do you think? Will the roses cope with the bbq?

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,069

    The smoke won't worry them but the heat will.   I had to move our brick and concrete BBQ to save my Generous Gardener which is, incidentally a much better rose than New Dawn - pale peachy pink, better perfume, larger flowers, more hardy, good repeat flowering.   New Dawn died here in a harsh winter but GG is still growing strong.   Have a look at rosa Claire Austin if you really want white.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

    Ah is Claire Austin properly white obelixx? I'm looking for a very white rose.

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,069

    I suggest you look it up on the David Austin website and if they don't have anything you fancy go see Peter Beale and Harkness who also breed their own roses and sell others.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Thanks obelixx

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