Six on Saturday – Rambling Roses

Paul's Himalayan Musk (Rambling Rose)

The weather this year has certainly suited the roses.  The lack of rain has meant that the flowers have lasted well.  Roses are notorious for petal damage and mummification of unopened buds if there is too much rain.

I have been rather spoilt for choice in selecting this week’s Six on Saturday roses from the garden so have limited my choice to “Rambling” roses this week  (There is a strong possibility that it might be the “climbers” next week!).   I have to say that I am not always that clear on whether a rose is a”rambler” or a “climber” so have turned to the David Austin roses catalogue as reference.

According to David Austin Roses, climbers generally have larger blooms and are not as vigorous as ramblers.  Whereas most climbers repeat flower most ramblers do not.  However, as with everything there are exceptions to the rule!

Here are my six for this week:


One:  Paul’s Himalayan Musk

Paul's Himalayan Musk (Rambling Rose) amongst the purple Berberis foliage
Paul’s Himalayan Musk (Rambling Rose) amongst the purple Berberis foliage

Two:  Emily Gray

Emily Gray (Rambling rose)
Emily Gray (Rambling rose)

Three:  Veilchenblau (growing with Seagull)

Veilchenblau (blue/purple) and Seagull (white) - both rambling roses
Veilchenblau (blue/purple) and Seagull (white) – both rambling roses

Four:   Francis E. Lester

Francis E. Lester (Rambling Rose)
Francis E. Lester (Rambling Rose)

Five:  Little Rambler

Little Rambler
Little Rambler

Six:  American Pillar

P1010713 American Pillar (R)
American Pillar (Rambling Rose)

The Six on Saturday meme is hosted by The Propagator. Click on the link to see what other plant lovers are chatting about.


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5 thoughts on “Six on Saturday – Rambling Roses”

  1. What a beautiful selection! I planted ‘Veilchenblau’ two years ago, so look forward to it towering like yours! I think I keep spotting ‘American Pillar’ bursting out of gardens all over the place. It is gorgeous.

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