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Roses for semi-shade: 15% off

Roses that will thrive and bloom on 4-5 hours of sunlight a day - repeat flowering, shrub and climbers, from David Austin Roses

Climbing rose James Galway
Climbing rose James Galway

David Austin’s lovely bloomers on under 5 hours’ sun

While many people think roses need full sun, there are many varieties that will make do with a semi-shady position – they’ll perform well on 4-5 hours a day of sun.

Do remember that in shady positions, avoid areas where there are overhanging branches and dry places which will out-compete the rose for moisture, food, and light.

Here are five favourites from David Austin’s collection that will perform consistently well in a more challenging environment.

If you order before November 12, 2017, you’ll get 15% every time you order – quote code KPJ.

JAMES GALWAY: (English Climbing Rose, bred by David Austin). I grow this on a semi-shaded fence and it performs wonderfully, with warm pink rosettes packed with many, perfectly arranged petals. Old Rose fragrance and almost thornless. Repeat flowering, height 12ft, bare root plant £17, delivery from November.

JACQUES CARTIER: (Old Rose), very similar to ‘Comte de Chambord’, with more refined flowers. Large, rosette-shaped, rich pink flowers with a very strong fragrance. Repeat flowering, height 4ft, width 3ft. Bare root plant costs £16, delivery from November.

THE PILGRIM: (English Climbing Rose, bred by David Austin), large, soft yellow rosettes produced freely. A mixed fragrance of tea rose and myrrh. Very healthy and reliable with attractive, bushy growth. Repeat flowering, height up to 12ft. Bare root plant £17, delivery from November.

QUEEN OF SWEDEN (English Rose, bred by David Austin), this shrub rose has soft apricot-pink cup-shaped flowers with elegant, upright growth. There is a classic myrrh fragrance. Good for disease resistance, repeat flowering. Height 4ft, width 2.5ft. Bare root plant £17, delivery from November.

PRINCESS ALEXANDRA OF KENT: (English Rose, bred by David Austin), large, deeply cupped blooms of warm, glowing pink, with award-winning fresh tea fragrance with hints of lemon and blackcurrants. Repeat flowering, ideal for pots and containers. Height 4ft, width 3ft, bare root plant £17, delivery from November.

Check out the repeat-flowering English roses, shrub roses (Hybrid Musks, Rugosas and Ground Covers), Gallicas, Damasks and Albas too.

For more information, visit www.davidaustinroses.co.uk and don’t forget the 15% off code – quote code KPJ.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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