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Title.  THE ENGLISH ROSES. Author. David Austin. Publisher. Conran Octopus Ltd Year 2005 Language. English ISBN 13: 978-1850297840 In this captivating book, published in 2005, David Austin explains the principles behind the creation of his glorious English Roses, acclaimed by many people as the most beautiful roses in the world.    Every page glows with the knowledge and enthusiasm of this passionate rosarian. David Austin’s graceful roses work wonderfully well in in borders and are now grown by keen gardeners worldwide.    In ‘The English Roses’ , David Austin tells the intriguing story of his roses and outlines the fascinating developments that have been taking place in recent years. With superb photographs of David Austin’s extensive Rose Gardens at Albrighton and advice on selecting, growing and maintaining his roses, ‘The English Roses’ is an essential reference for every rose lover and gardener. The book gives a new classification of the English Roses which places them in six groups, each with its own particular beauty, including the English Climbers and English Cut Roses. ‘The English Roses’ is richly illustrated with images from some of the world’s finest garden photographers, including Howard Rice., Andrew Lawson and Ron Daker. Fifty-five new English Rose varieties are included in this book for the first time, presented as a gallery of exquisite Redouté  style photographs. David Austin’s personal descriptions of his varieties make illuminating reading. David Austin explores fragrance, which he considers to be ‘the other half of the beauty of the rose’, analysing the delicious scents found in the English Roses. Roses have one of the most complex, widely ranging perfumes of all flowers.   The weather conditions on the day before the rose opens, the age of the flower, the season and even the time of day all influence the fragrance of an individual bloom.


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