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Author. Peter Beales. 1997

  Updated, enlarged and re-illustrated, with more than 600 new colour photographs. Classic Roses is an authoritative history and the essential manual for all rose growers and rose lovers. It identifies and describes all the species, cultivars and varieties that have stood the test of time, including the ancient Chinese teas, the York and Lancaster roses, the Provence and Bourbon roses, and the humble and hardy rugosas. This definitive work is a grower's guide to the buying, propagation, feeding and pruning of old roses and importat hybrids, shrub roses and climbers. Special contributions from US rose experts include: William Grant on the phenomenon of rose-rustling in California and the southern states of America; Malcolm M. Manners on mosaic virus; and Malcolm Lowe on North American pests.

 Available from Amazon and The Book Depository.


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