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Jan 30 • 2013 • AlbasBourbonsChinasDamasksFAQFloribundasHybridMossMusksPortlandsshrubtypes

FAQ Frequently Asked Questions.

OFFICINALIS (Shrub Rose)

Q. What is meant by the term “Shrub Rose” A. SHRUB ROSES are often defined as roses that do not fit into any of the other classifications of rose types such as Hybrid Teas Floribundas etc. They are a “mixed bag” of roses that differ greatly in size and colour. Shrub roses tend to be hardier than other rose types and can be grown as specimens in the garden, in groups, or many make ideal flowering hedges. Most shrub roses are scented, fairly disease resistant and require very little maintenance. They are a mixture of wild species, old garden roses from around the world and hybrids developed in recent years. VARIETIES OF SHRUB ROSES. (Albas) Very old roses which are summer flowering, mostly scented and disease resistant. Example Alba Semi Plena. (Bourbons) Emerged in the mid-nineteenth century and were very popular in Victorian times. Very diverse in habit and colour. Repeat flowering. Example. La Reine Victoria. (Centifolias) Centuries old “roses of the hundred petals” They produce large scented flowers of exquisite shape. Example. Fantin Latour (Chinas) First appeared in the mid-eighteenth century. Long flowering season, healthy shiny foliage and usually very liable. Example. Gruss An Aachen. (Damasks) Some of this group date back to roman times. Very healthy, distinct Damask perfume and very beautiful. Example. Madame Hardy. (Portlands) Some of the finest and useful of old roses. Many are not very big and can be grown in pots or containers. Continuous flowering or repeat flowering. Ideal for bedding or hedges . Example. Rose de Rescht. (Gallicas) Some of the oldest cultivated roses are in this group. A compact scented rose in various colours from purple-maroon to pink. Example. Charles de Mills. (Hybrid Perpetuals) The most popular group of roses in Victorian Times. Very diverse in flowering habit and size. Most repeat flower in autumn. Examples. . Ferdinand Pichard. Hugh Dickson.    (Modern Shrub Roses) Many families of roses have contributed to the modern rose varieties. Hybrid Teas, Floribundas etc. Examples. Blue Moon. Champagne Moment. (Moss Roses) An unusual but attractive group with mossed buds and stems. They vary in height and colour and are mostly scented. Example. William Lobb. (Hybrid Musks) A useful group that evolved in the early 20th century. Healthy and free flowering and the blooms are produced in large clusters. Scented. Ideal for hedging, specimen or group planting. Example. Buff Beauty. (Rugosas) See Rugosa pages on main menu. (Noisettes) A very beautiful range of climbers which are highly scented and free flowering. Example. Blush Noisette. (Species Roses) The original dog roses which have grown in the wild for thousands of years. Example. Rosa Rubrifolia. (English Roses) David Austin. A modern shrub rose which has retained the old fashioned look plus a repeat flowering habit. A very beautiful range and most of the range are highly perfumed. For further details please SHRUB ROSES on  our web site.

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

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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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