yellow flowered climber ID'd by Oron Peri as rose 'Mermaid'

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Hilary

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My daughter who lives in Madrid asked me if I could identify this climber .
A colleague of hers
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"was wondering what it was as it attracts a kind of moth that in turn attracts a kind of warbler'
Any ideas anyone?
« Last Edit: June 23, 2019, 10:22:16 AM by Alisdair »
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2019, 06:06:19 AM »
Fascinating observations Hilary - I shall be interested to learn what it is.
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Re: yellow flowered climber
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2019, 04:15:32 PM »
Could be a white clematis?
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Re: yellow flowered climber
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2019, 05:50:40 PM »
I will pass on your information/ guess. The leaves look right by checking our the Internet
Many thanks
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2019, 06:16:06 AM »
Sorry JH but really don't think it is a Clematis...... come on you other experts.....am fascinated to learn what it might be but can offer no other suggestions.
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Re: yellow flowered climber
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2019, 09:08:16 AM »
... reminded me of rose 'Mermaid' - but don't see any thorns!
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2019, 05:58:04 AM »
Agree Alisdair, the flower seemed more Rose like than Clematis but difficult to pick out the leaves in the confusions of foliage.
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2019, 06:02:35 AM »
Going on to Charithea's post re Rosa moschata - the photos, albeit some looking if they are from down under! - seem very similar?????
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2019, 10:49:44 AM »
My daughter went to snap the leaves, branches and thorns of the plant in question, as instructed. She was lucky enough to meet the gardener  who remarked that the climber, a rose,  was horrific to clean. The thorns were visible as some of the leaves had fallen away. However, as a bonus the gardener was able to tell her the name of the rose, Rambling Rector.
I see it has the RHS Award of Garden Merit

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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2019, 05:11:50 AM »
Interesting Hilary but I have always thought Rambling  Rector had clusters of flowers- remember admiring one years ago somewhere being struck by its size and the profusion of flowers.
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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2019, 07:36:16 AM »
Yes, definitely not Rambling Rector. We have one (he certainly rambles like mad!) and as Carole says it has big sprays of little off-white noisette flowers.
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Re: yellow flowered climber
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2019, 09:54:47 AM »
I would say Rosa ' Mermaid", a cultivar bred by William Paul in 1906
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« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2019, 10:46:08 AM »
Many thanks, I will pass on the information
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care