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Wymondham Abbey Climbing Roses

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  • Colour: Deep Pink
  • Flower Shape: Double
  • Fragrance: Little to none
  • Flower Period: Repeats in flushes June-November
  • Leaves: Mid-green, semi-glossy.
  • Height x Spread: 3.5m x 2m
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Description

'Wymondham Abbey' Climbing Roses. 4 Litre Pots

An easy to manage climber with deep salmon pink flowers that fade to a softer hue as they age, plus lush foliage and lovely pliable stems. It is only lightly scented, so it's one to plant where it can be admired from a little distance. Repeats June to November. Glossy, mid-green foliage. To 3.5m.

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Features:

  • Climbing
  • Colour: Deep pink
  • Flower Shape: Double
  • Fragrance: Little to none
  • Flower Period: Repeats in flushes June-November
  • Leaves: Mid-green, semi-glossy.
  • Height x Spread: 3.5m x 2m

Growing 'Wymondham Abbey' Roses

Good, well-drained soil, plenty of sun, and something to grow it up is all you need. Roses thrive on clay as long as it is not too waterlogged in winter.

In Your Garden Design

A beautiful romantic pink to grow up a wall or over an arbor (its pliable stems should be easy to tie in). Grow with cottage-garden favourites, such as delphiniums, achillea, cosmos, lupins, salvias and phlox. Lovely paired with alliums too.

Did You Know?

Bred by Peter Beales Roses in Norfolk to commemorate the 900th anniversary of their local Abbey in 2007. It was officially founded by Benedictine monks in 1107, and was developed into a fully functioning church and monastery by 1170.

Planting Instructions

How to Plant Climbing Roses

You can order bareroot roses for delivery from November to March. Containerised plants are available year round. 

Soak your roses' roots or pots for a little while before planting. This is an opportunity to prune the stems down to six to ten inches, and inspect the roots to trim off damaged ones.

Choose a spot with reasonable light: semi-shade will do, but full shade will not. Prepare the soil by breaking it up with a fork while removing roots, stones, etc.

  • On dry, sandy and chalky soil, dig a big hole, then backfill it with a soil mix improved with three quarters organic material, including compost and manure for fertility, and leafmould or our Rocket Gro soil improver for water retention.
  • On good garden soil, adding some organic material is beneficial, especially manure. Dig a shallow hole, deep enough to allow the graft/union to settle right at soil level, and wider than the roots.
  • On really heavy clay, which rose roots love, you do not need to dig: slit planting is good, and you can use organic material as a mulch on top.

Spread some Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi around the bottom of the hole,  where it will make contact with the roots.

Arrange a mound on the floor of the hole to set your rose's roots on, so they spread out, and the graft-union is slightly above soil level. Backfill the hole with the planting mix, firming it down as you go, at first with your hand to fix the rose in place, and then with your heel to firm it. Dust some bonemeal on the surface and water in thoroughly. In the process, the soil will settle down so that the graft is clear of the soil. 

How to prepare and plant a bareroot climbing rose video.

Mulch well in spring, and keep well watered during dry periods for the first year. Deadhead repeating roses to encourage continuous flowering. 

Newly planted roses shouldn't need much rose food, maybe a dash on poor dry soils. When they are settled in the second year onwards, feed them during the growing season with homemade compost teas and foraged sea weed, or some of our Neudorff rose food.

Mature shrub roses need gentle pruning compared to floribundas and hybrid teas. Prune to tidy the shape in winter. First remove the usual dead, diseased and badly positioned wood, ideally cutting out whole shoots back to a main stem, or outward facing bud. Then remove the wispiest stems, and some of the oldest wood from the centre.