We will be returning to Hyde Hall 'Rose Weekend', June 9th-10th and Audley End 'Blooming Gardens' on the 23rd-24th June. They are both fantastic events, great for families and plant enthusiasts alike. We will be pitching a stall with our range of ancient and modern roses. Hope to see you there!
The tentative first shoots of snowdrops this week are a timely reminder that Spring will soon be upon us. Take the opportunity of the next few months to plant bare root roses to reap their splendours later in the year (see below) . Bare root plants are the most economical way to add trees and shrubs to your garden so spring into action like the snowdrop before it is too late. Adelaide d’Orleans covering an arch at Mottisfont. Adelaide d’Orleans is a very useful and beautiful rambler dating from 1826. Bred by Antoine Jacques head gardener to king Louis [...]
Buff Beauty Pax The term ‘Hybrid Musk’ was first used 100 years ago in 1917 to describe the rose Pax which had been bred by the Rev. Joseph Pemberton from Havering-atte-Bower in Essex. Pemberton used Trier a repeat flowering multiflora rambler in many of his crosses and he went on to develop a whole new race of roses, shrubs with clusters of beautifully fragrant blooms in delicate hues. They were certainly ahead of their time and although a few won awards they didn’t achieve great popularity until much later. Today they are highly regarded, many good enough to [...]
First flower to emerge this year. Lovestruck at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, July 2017 RHS Hampton Court Flower Show brings us rose growers together, where we celebrate our love for roses. The rose tent is the place to find many special introductions. One to behold will be ‘Lovestuck’ which has been announced, ahead of time, as Rose of the Year 2018 by The English Garden Magazine. Vibrant cherry coloured, it really does strike you with its beauty. Winner of two other awards, noting health and good repeat flowering. It really is a deserved winner. ‘Lovestruck’will be available from [...]
Rambling Rose- Debutante Climbing Rose – Guinee Damask Rose – Rose de Rescht Tea Rose – Clementina Carbonieri Climbing Rose – Aloha 1902 Debutante At the start of the 20th century, one of the newest ramblers Debutante has become one of the most dependable. It has both delicious ‘old rose’ smell combined with good disease resistance. 1913 Clementina Cabonieri From Italian breeder Bonfiglioli, this rose defines the heavenly ‘Tea Rose’ scent perfectly. 1938 Guinee. One of the best fragrant red roses of all time, which isn’t just beautiful to look at, but on [...]
We are happy to announce our newest introduction ‘Esme’ named after our wonderful daughter Esme. This exquisite rose is beautiful in both bud and as expanded bloom changing from rich to pale cream in the process. The fruity scent has peach notes. Foliage is plentiful, dark green and very disease resistant and with an overall size of 50 x 40 cms it will be as happy in a pot as in the front of a border, flowering from summer and repeating until late autumn. Esme, with her rose.
This June we attended RHS Hyde Hall for their Rose Weekend and Audley End for Blooming Gardens. We had such an amazing time meeting everyone and thank you to all those rose enthusiasts at Hyde Hall who bore the scorching 33degree heat. We also officially launched our rose ‘Esme’ at both events with such positive feedback. Looking forward to next years events. Busy at Hyde Hall for their Rose Weekend Blending in well at Audley End. We launched ‘Esme’ at Hyde Hall.