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Scented climber NE facing

I am looking for a advice on a strong scented climber for NE facing wall (next to my front door).  It's a 2 bed semi so something to stay in proportion. Summer flowering for as long as possible. Any ideas greatly appreciated.


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,109

    North East is quite hard, but David Austin has these roses.  But some are better than others. I would recommend The Generous Gardener, my daughter had it in her last house. The Pilgrim's scent is very mild. Teasing Georgia and Crown Princess Margareta take a long time to get going, at least mine did. A honeysuckle should be OK too.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,838

    Falstaff - another short climber from David Austin but I reckon Teasing Georgia is more prolific in flower and also beautifully scented when she gets going.   Mine took a couple of years to get her feet in and she wasn't keen on very cold north winds but was then a mass of flowers once she settled.  My Generous Gardener - also in last garden - was a very sturdy plant and spread well over 4m when trained horizontally so as to encourage all those lovely flowering shoots but you could always keep it trimmed to the height and width you want..

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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