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Dec 14 • 2013 • ContainerFlowerFragranceGardenSummerThe World's Best Rosesfashionedlovely

The World's Best Roses

THE WREN floribunda 2008 , 3ft

A very attractive modern rose with a lovely old fashioned look Massesd of blooms thoughout the season of  apricot fading to pink.  The show starts in early summer ang goes on with hardly a break until the first frosts.  The healthy medium green foliage sets the blooms off to perfection. Will grown in the garden or a large container, but for the best results place in full sun. Makes a good cut flower A very pleasant sweet fragrance. Bred by Kordes in Germany.

AWARDS Gold standard Award 2010

Also known as Floral Fairytale and Afternoon Delight

Named to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Women's Royal Naval Service. The Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS; popularly and officially known as the Wrens) was the women's branch of the Royal Navy . ... First formed in 1917 for the First World War, it was disbanded in 1919, then revived in 1939 at the beginning of the Second World War, remaining active until integrated into the Royal Navy in 1993.

YORK MINSTER

FLORIBUNDA 2011    3FT-4FT

A lovely new floribunda bred to raise money for York Minster. Beautiful creamy/white blooms tinged with amber.  Repeat flowers from early summer right through until autumn. Reportedly a very healthy rose with good disease resistance. A sweet and pleasant perfume.

The York Minster Rose was launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011 with a presentation to HRH The Duke of York and Princess Beatrice.  The rose also featured in the 2011 award-winning Welcome to Yorkshire garden, The Art of Yorkshire.The rose was developed by Harkness roses and funds raised from sales will help to restore and preserve York Minster for future generations.

Awards. Gold Standard Award 2012

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

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Nov 06 • 2013 • ContainerOrangeThe World's Best Rosesbloomsfloribundaolivesalmon

THE WORLD'S BEST ROSES

JAM AND JERUSALEM

Floribunda 2010  3ft

An exciting addition to our floribunda section and looks sure to be popular with Women's Institute Members. The blooms are spectacular confection of salmon and orange blends which fade to pink and yellow as the blooms age. A healthy rose with foliage of Glossy Olive green which shows the blooms off to perfection. A neat bushy plant that will brighten up any garden or should be quite happy in a large container.  Flowers from early summer right through to the autumn.The colourful blooms will give a great display as a cut flower in the house. Mild and pleasant fragrance. Bred by Fryers. AWARDS  . Gold Standard Award 2010 Certificate of Merit Belfast 2012 Australian National Rose TrIals. Bronze Medal 2009

Specially named for the Cheshire Federation of Woman's Institutes.  Also known as SAGA.

Jam And Jerusalem was also the name of a hilarious BBC comedy sit com starring Sue Johnson, Jennifer Saunders, and Dawn French.

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

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FAQ Frequently Asked Questions.

YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL Rose Of The Year 2013

Q. Who decides which rose is named “Rose Of The Year” A.  Rose Of The Year® was introduced in 1982 and its aim is to discover by trials the best rose(s) in any given year. Rose breeders are invited, through Roses UK, to enter what they consider to be the best of their up and coming varieties in to the Rose of the Year competition; generally up to 20 varieties are submitted annually. Trials are conducted throughout the UK from as far north as Aberdeen, to Hampshire in the South, Northern Ireland and East Anglia with the varieties trialled in different soil and climate conditions. The trial lasts for a two year period and is judged by both amateurs and professional with the most worthy variety being selected as Rose Of The Year®. Selection is some 6 years in advance of its availability to allow for the building up of sufficient stock levels for its introduction to the public. The latest half dozen are Rose Of The Year 2013 “You’re Beautiful”   2012 “Moment In Time” 2011 “Joie De Vivre”  2010 “Absolutely Fabulous”   2009 “Lucky” For more details please see  ROSE OF THE YEAR page on our web site.

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Jun 25 • 2012 • BestBloom.RosesGardensHorticulturalRHS.ShowsRoseRose GardensSummer

ROSE GARDENS

Bowes-Lyon Rose Garden 

Royal Horticultural Society.

The Ten Best Rose Gardens. Roses are soon to be in full bloom in gardens across Britain. Here are 10 outstanding RHS Gardens and Partner Gardens where you can see roses at their very best this summer.

RHS Gardens and shows

RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey

Celebrating its first anniversary this summer, the Bowes-Lyon Rose Garden creates a memorable summer spectacle with more than 4,000 roses interplanted with 5,000 herbaceous plants. Designed to demonstrate the full range of rose types available to modern gardeners, from true old roses, English roses and floribundas (cluster-flowered) through to rose species that are rarely seen in a garden setting, this garden boasts more than 150 cultivars. The colour scheme, of hot to cool and back again, creates a visual impact that complements perfectly the impressive range of scents.

RHS Garden Rosemoor, Devon

More than 2,000 roses from nearly 200 cultivars are found within Rosemoor’s two rose gardens that make up part of the formal, hedged gardens in the 65 acre estate. The Queen Mother’s Rose Garden bursts with more than 60 modern cultivars of hybrid tea (large-flowered) and floribunda roses, with a mix of climbers to clothe the central arbour, arches and obelisks, while the Shrub Rose Garden mixes 130 old-fashioned and traditional selections. Visit Rosemoor for Rose Weekend, 23 – 24 June.

RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Essex

The Modern Rose Garden at Hyde Hall reaches its full glory in June when the roses erupt into a wonderful display of colour and fill the air with a heady fragrance. The area, bounded by yew and box hedges, is planted in a formal style with a range of colours from deep, velvety red through oranges and yellows to pale creams and crisp, clear whites. Obelisks add height and structure for climbing roses and late-flowering clematis.

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Surrey

From 3-8 July, the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show will bring together some of the UK’s best rose growers in the ‘Romance and Roses’ marquee. Bursting with blooms to buy at the peak of perfection, the marquee will also be home to the rose nurseries’ new roses for 2012, alongside floral interpretations of some of the great love stories of myth and literature, such as Beauty and the Beast, Romeo and Juliet, and Lancelot and Guinevere.

RHS Partner Gardens

Houghton Hall, Norfolk

The rose garden at Houghton Hall is divided into two contrasting areas: one stately and formal, the other in a looser style. The outer garden has an informal, cottage style, and the roses are interplanted with Philadelphus, rosemary, peonies and euphorbias. It is a mass of colour, perfume and variety, and a great place to see how roses can look when grown alongside many other kinds of plants.

Cambo Gardens, Fife

Staging its Rose Festival from 22 June to 7 July, Cambo Gardens has a collection of more than 100 climbing and rambling roses, particularly in the Walled Garden and Woodland Garden. See ramblers such as Rosa ‘Paul’s Himalayan Musk’ and R. ‘Wedding Day’ growing up trees, through shrubs and hedges, on ropes, walls, trellises and pergolas.

Hever Castle and Gardens, Kent

The four acre, walled rose garden in the grounds of Hever Castle boasts formal beds, densely planted with more than 3,000 roses. Each bed contains just one cultivar, creating impressive blocks of colour and scent. Seek out cerise Rosa Buxom Beauty (‘Korbilant’) and Rosa Champagne Cocktail (‘Horflash’).

Coughton Court, Warwickshire

The Rose Labyrinth within the historic Walled Garden at Coughton Court is undoubtedly the jewel in the garden’s crown. More than 200 different selections of shrub, climbing and rambling roses are grown, along with a wide range of herbaceous underplanting, such as geraniums, violets and achilleas. Rose cultivars include Damasks, Albas and Noisettes as well as many other old-fashioned English roses.

Millgate House, North Yorkshire

The garden at Millgate House in Richmond, North Yorkshire, shows just how versatile roses can be. There are more than 70 rose cultivars throughout the compact town garden: clambering up stone walls, trained as standards, and grown as shrubs in herbaceous beds. Especially spectacular displays come from lemon-yellow Rosa helenae and Rosa ‘Maigold’, which is draped along a cast-iron balcony, making the most of limited space.

Nymans, West Sussex

The classical rose garden at Nymans shows that it is possible to have beautiful roses without using pesticides. Each week, from leaf burst to October, the plants are sprayed with an organic solution of milk, garlic, seaweed or compost tea to keep major pest and disease populations at bay.

RHS members can visit each of these RHS Partner Gardens free in June.

Details of all our roses are available on our web site.

Over 1000 varieties to choose from.

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Jun 23 • 2012 • BestClimbersDamasksGallicasGardeningPergolaRamblersRose GardenRose GardensShrubs

ROSE NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

UK

 

THE BEST ROSE GARDENS

Castle Howard

The following Rose Gardens have been chosen by the Mail On Line Gardening as the Best In Britain.  

Well worth a visit. MOTTISFONT ABBEY, HAMPSHIRE

Two large walled gardens filled with historic roses like gallicas and damasks, beautifully combined with perennials (above). Open daily, 10am-5pm (10am-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, until 30 June), entry £8.10 (free to National Trust members). www.nationaltrust.org.uk

CASTLE HOWARD, YORK

Forever associated with Brideshead Revisited, Castle Howard also has a glorious garden with many old-fashioned roses and an outstanding collection of more than 2,000 modern varieties, set within a lovely walled garden. Open daily, 10am-5.30pm, entry £8.50. www.castlehoward.co.uk

MALLENY GARDEN, EDINBURGH

Delightful three-acre walled garden with a national collection of 19th-century shrub roses, beautifully laid out. Open daily, 10am-5pm, entry £3.50 (free to NT members). www.nts.org.uk

SUDELEY CASTLE, WINCHCOMBE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Flanked by yews, this garden, on the site of a Tudor parterre, has over 70 varieties of roses and offers magnificent views of the Cotswolds countryside. Open daily, 10.30am-5pm, entry £5. www.sudeleycastle.co.uk

THE ALNWICK GARDEN, ALNWICK, NORTHUMBERLAND

An impressive garden with pergolas, arbours and beds filled with shrubs and climbers, including 3,000 David Austin roses. Open daily, 10am-6pm, entry £12 (valid for a year). www.alnwick garden.com

QUEEN MARY’S ROSE GARDEN, REGENT’S PARK, LONDON

Named after the Queen’s grandmother, this garden is packed with climbers, ramblers and shrub roses. There are also fountains, a rock garden and herbaceous borders, making it a great place for a picnic on a warm summer’s day. Open dawn to dusk, entry free. www.royalparks.gov.uk

DRUM CASTLE, DRUMOAK, ABERDEENSHIRE

Planted in 1991, this walled garden is divided into four quadrants, representing roses from the past four centuries, and boasts 400 varieties. Open daily, 11am-5pm, entry £9.50 (free to NT members). www.nts.org.uk

COUGHTON COURT, ALCESTER, WARWICKSHIRE

The Rose Labyrinth has over 200 varieties and is particularly strong on historic roses such as albas and noisettes. Open Wednesday-Sunday (and Tuesdays in July and August), 11am-5pm, entry £5.90 (£2.50 to NT members). www.coughtoncourt.co.uk

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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May 17 • 2012 • AmericanEasyMangoOrangePeachRoseThe World's Best Rosesfloribunda

THE WORLD'S BEST ROSES

EASY DOES IT

Floribunda 2008 3ft-4ft Although this superb rose was bred in the UK it has really taken the USA by storm.

Each year they choose a few roses for their All American Rose Award but in 2010 there was only one winner, so it looks something special.

Quite big for a  floribunda it produces masses of huge intensely ruffled blooms of mango orange suffusing to pink.

The colour is very difficult to describe but peach, mango, pink and orange are all there to make quite a confectionary of colours.

It is even difficult to catch the colour on film but the picture featured is probably the best we can find for the moment.

As you would expect from a rose with such a top award it flowers all season, it is very healthy, plus the bonus of a lovely perfume.

It looks a sure fire winner in the UK

 Bred by Harkness Roses. UK

Gold Standard Rose Trials

The Gold Standard Trials are the result of a joint initiative between professional rose breeders represented by BARB (British Association of Rose Breeders) and NIAB (National Institute of Agricultural Botany). Unlike some rose trials, breeders pay a fee for each rose variety submitted to the Gold Standard trials, independently managed by NIAB at their Cambridge headquarters.

Based on cumulative information from invited independent judges throughout the two year period of the trial, the Gold Standard is awarded to worthy varieties. Health, floriferousness, scent and commercial appeal are all considered key factors. The first trial was planted in 2004 (and judged during 2005 and 2006) with the results confirmed in autumn 2006. The second trial was concluded in autumn 2007 with a further seven roses joining the original ‘magnificent seven’ to give a total of fourteen varieties awarded ‘Gold Standard’ status. The trial that concluded in autumn 2009 produced a further thirteen Gold Standard roses. The completion in 2010 of the latest trial also adds a further thirteen roses to the ‘Gold Standard Hall of Fame’ making a total to date of 51Gold Standard roses. With the trials set to continue no doubt more roses will receive this accolade in the future.

Other rose trials conducted to establish the performance of new, and in some cases established, rose varieties include the International Merit Trials at the Royal National Rose Society in St Albans, the Glasgow International Trials at Tollcross Park, the Pencoed Trials in Wales, the City of Belfast International Rose Trials and, now in its 28th year, the Rose of the Year trials.

The Gold Standard roses can be viewed at Roath Park, Cardiff and at Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

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

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May 15 • 2012 • BotanyBreedersBritishRoseStandardThe World's Best RosesTrialsgold

The World's Best Roses

Celebration Time

Floribunda Rose

2006  3ft-4ft

This rose has very unusual colouring. It has been described as russet, smokey lavender/orange or red. Whatever the colour it is quite an interesting rose from the USA. Over there it was named 'Cinco de Mayo' and was voted the All American Selection in 2009. It produces masses of colourful blooms in large clusters throughout the season and well into the autumn. The blooms are pretty weather proof and unaffected by rain. Even the foliage is colourful as it starts of red and changes to semi glossy dark green as it matures. The foliage is pretty healthy and also disease resistant. An interesting rose for cutting with a pleasant perfume.

Bred by Tom Carruth. USA

Gold Standard Rose Trials

The Gold Standard Trials are the result of a joint initiative between professional rose breeders represented by BARB (British Association of Rose Breeders) and NIAB (National Institute of Agricultural Botany). Unlike some rose trials, breeders pay a fee for each rose variety submitted to the Gold Standard trials, independently managed by NIAB at their Cambridge headquarters.

Based on cumulative information from invited independent judges throughout the two year period of the trial, the Gold Standard is awarded to worthy varieties. Health, floriferousness, scent and commercial appeal are all considered key factors. The first trial was planted in 2004 (and judged during 2005 and 2006) with the results confirmed in autumn 2006. The second trial was concluded in autumn 2007 with a further seven roses joining the original ‘magnificent seven’ to give a total of fourteen varieties awarded ‘Gold Standard’ status. The trial that concluded in autumn 2009 produced a further thirteen Gold Standard roses. The completion in 2010 of the latest trial also adds a further thirteen roses to the ‘Gold Standard Hall of Fame’ making a total to date of 51Gold Standard roses. With the trials set to continue no doubt more roses will receive this accolade in the future.

Other rose trials conducted to establish the performance of new, and in some cases established, rose varieties include the International Merit Trials at the Royal National Rose Society in St Albans, the Glasgow International Trials at Tollcross Park, the Pencoed Trials in Wales, the City of Belfast International Rose Trials and, now in its 28th year, the Rose of the Year trials.

The Gold Standard roses can be viewed at Roath Park, Cardiff and at Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

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 NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

AFRICA

World Rose Convention

Rosafrica 2012

16th World Rose Convention

October 11th-18th 2012

South Africa will host the 2012 World Rose Convention, Rosafrica 2012, in Johannesburg in October next year.

Held every three years under the auspices of the World Federation of Rose Societies, the show was last held in Canada and next year, rosarians from various countries will attend events in several provinces, including KwaZulu-Natal.

Rosafrica will be celebrated with a large rose show at the Rosebank Union Campus in Hurlingham, Johannesburg from October 12-14, 2012.

Rose grower Ludwig Taschner will be unveiling a brand new “Rosafrica” rose later this year and plans are being made to take visitors to rose events across South Africa.

Celebrations start in KwaZulu-Natal and will be spearheaded by the Midlands Rose Society.

Known as the top rose exhibition team in the country, the Midlands Rose Society is expected to build an amazing rose display in the Olympia Hall at the Sunday Tribune Garden and Leisure Show in Pietermaritzburg in early October 2012.

Visitors will then move to the World Rose Show in Johannesburg before travelling south to the Bloemfontein Rose Show. Delegates will end their South African experience in the Western Cape where they are expected to visit rose gardens and wine farms.

For further information regarding Rosafrica, contact  the World Federation Of  Rose Societies at

[email protected]

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Over 1000 varieties to choose from

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