A real cottage garden style favourite, and a sight to behold when in full bloom in summer, when it is simply smothered from top to bottom in masses of clusters of single, white flowers.
Each bloom is a mecca for bees as they forage for nectar and pollen, attracted by their musky clove-scent.
A very vigorous rambler, 'Rambling Rector' reaches 4-5m easily, so it pays to think carefully about where you plant it - perfect for informal gardens, covering sheds, walls etc, or scrambling through trees, as it tolerates shade and poor soils too.
Awarded the coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, this is a rose that you can be sure will perform reliably in your garden with the minimum of fuss.
All of our freshly potted roses are field grown and dug up and potted when the weather conditions are right in October or November, just as the plants are entering their winter dormancy, which helps keep the roots hydrated and in good condition.
The roses can be kept in their pots throughout the winter provided they are kept well fed and watered, however ideally, they should be planted out as soon as possible. Because plants are dormant throughout the winter, they do not produce any new roots until spring, so don't be alarmed if the compost falls away from the roots when you take them out of their pots.
They will already have been cut back so no further pruning will be required, apart from removing any tips that have died back.