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Jul 11 • 2012 • AustinAutumnBarerootChelseaEnglishFlowerNew Roses For 2013Pottedroses

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NEW ROSES FOR AUTUMN DAVID AUSTIN ENGLISH ROSES

David Austin Roses have launched five new English Roses at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. They will be available to order as bare root or potted roses from autumn 2012.                 Tranquillity ‘Tranquillity’ is an English Musk hybrid. The flowers are of a beautifully rounded shape with neatly placed petals, making up a perfect rosette. The buds are lightly tinged with yellow but as the flowers open they become pure white. There is a light apple fragrance. The growth is upright, gradually curving outwards at the top. ‘Tranquillity’ has typical light green Musk Rose foliage and is almost thornless.

Royal Jubilee ‘Royal Jubilee’, an English Alba hybrid, has been named to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. In the press release, the breeder refers to this variety as “a unique rose for a unique occasion”. The deep pink flowers are large and of a deep chalice shape; the petals are incurving so the stamens within can just be seen. The blooms have a rich fruity fragrance with hints of blackcurrant. ‘Royal Jubilee’ has very few thorns. The Lark Ascending ‘The Lark Ascending’ is again an English Musk hybrid. This variety illustrates the great diversity that is now to be found among English Roses. The flowers are cupped in shape and of a light apricot colouring. Produced from the ground upwards in heads of up to fifteen, they are medium in size, with about twenty petals in each bloom. They have a light fragrance that has been observed to vary from one flower to another. Some of them are Tea scented while others move towards the scent of myrrh. Heathcliff

David Austin says in the press release, “There are few roses as popular as those of deep crimson colouring, and none so difficult to breed”. However, their new rose, ‘Heathcliff’, an Old Rose hybrid, is a beautiful addition to English Roses of this colour. It has large, fully double flowers of a deep rosette shape. The deep crimson colour has a certain softness that reminds some of the old red Gallica Roses. It has shiny, deep green leaves and rather upright growth. Its fragrance is pleasing and rather unusual – Tea Rose with a mixture of Old Rose and just a hint of cedar wood. Boscobel

English Leander hybrid, ‘Boscobel’, bears rich salmon coloured flowers. “They commence as red buds which open at first to pretty cups, gradually developing into perfectly formed blooms of classic rosette formation”, says the rose breeder. The numerous small petals are of varying shades, mingling to provide a most pleasing effect. The delightful, medium-strong myrrh fragrance has a hawthorn character with hints of elderflower, pear and almond. It forms an upright shrub of medium size, with dark green, glossy foliage. All new varieties, according to David Austin Roses, are vigorous and healthy.

Details of all our roses are available on our web site. Over 1000 varieties to choose from.

www.countrygardenroses.co.uk

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ROSE TIPS

MULCHING

Mulching the rose garden can be very beneficial in many ways. A good layer of mulch ensures that the soil is kept moist in a hot spell. Weeds are kept to a minimum. The soil is improved as humus is added to the soil. Some mulches provide extra food for your roses. Black spot and other diseases are greatly reduced, providing the soil is cleared of old leaves and debris before mulching. Many materials can be used for mulching depending what is available to you. Well rotted farm or horse manure are excellent, but do make sure that it is well rotted as fresh manure can burn the roots of plants. Shredded bark, moist peat, garden compost and leaf mould all make suitable mulches, even grass cuttings can be used sparingly providing they have not been treated with weed killer recently. Before applying your chosen mulch make sure the ground is clean and damp and you have fed your roses. Spread a layer of mulch around the roses to a depth of 2-3ins - 5-6cm keeping it away from the stem or crown of the plant. Mulching is traditionally done in the spring, but we have found that mulching spring and autumn has been very beneficial.

Details of all our roses are available on our web site. Over 1000 varieties to choose from.

www.countrygardenroses.co.uk

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