Rosa 'The Generous Gardener' (Ausdrawn)

Description: A deciduous English rose bred by David Austin. This is primarily a climbing Rose, but it will also make an excellent rounded shrub. An extremely healthy variety with large, cup-shaped flowers of delicate appearance and pale pink colouring and a delightful musky, myrrh scentProduces lovely orange hips in the autumn if left unprunned.

Uses: An ideal rose for growing at the back of a border, where it can be grown as a shrub or trained against a trellis as a short climber. Will grow well on a north facing wall.

Climate/Position: Full sun to partial shade. 

Height/Spread: Height 3 metres as a climber, or 1.75 metres and a spread of 1.5 metres as a shrub.

Soil Requirements: Moist but well-drained, well-drained. Will tolerate most soil types.

Pruning: Prune in the late winter or early spring when the weather warms but before the leaves open.

Special Requirements: Best planted with Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi which reduces risk of rose replant problems and helps to establish better root systems, resulting in increased vigour, higher resistance to drought and more plentiful flowering.

Once planted water until well established. Feed twice a year in spring and in summer with a good rose fertiliser and mulch yearly with well-rotted manure or garden compost. Remove spent flowers to prolong flowering. 

Additional Interest: Gold medal for climbing at The Hague Trials in The Netherlands in 2010. Excellent disease resistance. Plant Breeders Rights apply (PBR).