Our team are continuing to work hard dispatching roses during these restrictive times, insuring we are able to send roses to your friends and family (or for your own garden). Please be aware that our despatch dates for gift wrapped and Name Your Own Roses are booking up quickly, so please get you orders in early to avoid disappointment. If you are ordering from our potted selection (without gift wrap and card), please allow up to 21 days for delivery.

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Naming The Rose : Discovering who roses are named for . Roger Mann ; photography by Yvonne Arnold and Paul Barden

The rose brings beauty and joy to those who grow and admire them. Often a rose will bear a person's name, for the breeding of roses is an art and, like all artists, the raisers of roses enjoy dedicating their creations to people they love or admire.

But who was Madame Hardy? Bettina? Lorraine Lee or Henri Martin? Vita Sackville-West asked this question many years ago and rose-lovers are still asking.

Here, at last, in an elegant, timeless and beautifully illustrated edition, is the answer.

Anyone who loves these delightful flowers will find this collection of stories as beautiful as the bloom itself.

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