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Sep 17 • 2013 • Rose of the WeekScented Rosegolden weddingroses

Rose of the Week - Golden Wedding

Height: 2ft - 3ft
Year: 1990
A superb rose with good deep yellow blooms and strong healthy growth, a combination that has made this rose ever popular. Flowers through the summer and autumn and is a great rose for cutting. Handsome glossy dark green foliage which makes this rose a perfect and attractive gift for that very "Special Occasion" It's just as happy in a container on the patio or in the garden. Visit:



Feb 06 • 2013 • Climbing.AwardFlowersGoldenNew Roses For 2013PatioSmall.WhiteSummerrepeat



Patio Climbing rose 6ft-8ft A lovely award winning small white climber which flowers all summer long.

Plenty of attractive repeat blooms of white with golden stamens and the petals have a ruffled appearance.

Quite versatile as it will grow on a South or North facing wall and is quite happy in the garden or container.

Healthy glossy medium green foliage which is very disease resistant




Since 2006 a few roses are selected each year for this prestigious award.   Based on cumulative information from invited independent judges, the Gold Standard is awarded to worthy varieties. 

Health,  floriferousness,  scent and commercial appeal are all considered key factors in the final choice.

For further information  please see  Gold Standard Roses on the Main Menu.

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



Mar 29 • 2012 • Rose Newsgiftgolden rosepoperosesspecialthorns




Monday evening local time the sanctuary of the Virgen de la Caridad de Cobre in Cuba received a gift: Pope Benedict XVI. honoured it with a golden rose, a custom going back to the middle ages, popes used to hold such a golden rose during a procession on fourth Sunday of lent, called Laetare. Pope Eugene III. called this rose a sign of Christ’s passion: the gold symbolizing the resurrection and the thorns the suffering.

These roses were conferred to dignitaries of the Church, and they carried a double meaning: the conferral served as both an honour and a reminder: do not forget the responsibilities that come with being a Christian. In that spirit the group of recipients widened, princes and kings received it as well as abbeys and sanctuaries. Today, only the latter are being honoured by this special grace. Benedict XVI. gave roses to Altötting and Mariazell, Fatima and Aparecida. To these he today added the sanctuary of the Virgen de la Caridad. The rose is not the only remarkable gift that can be found there. Already pope John Paul II. had given a golden crown, with which he had crowned the mother of God national patron saint of Cuba. Ernest Hemingway’s Nobel-prize for literature can also be found there, after receiving it in 1954 he dedicated it to the Virgin. It was stolen, given back and now it is kept safe. Among these famous dedications there are numerous others, for example a plaque a mother gave, asking the Virgen de la Caridad to keep her sons safe from the guerrillas. The names of her sons: Raúl and Fidel Castro. (Fr. Bernd Hagenkord, SJ reporting from Cuba)

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




One of the most common requests we have is to suggest climbing roses that will grow on a North wall .  Over the next few weeks we will highlight all  the climbers we have  that will  tolerate a Northern aspect.

However you have to accept a simple golden rule.

“More sun. More flowers”


Climbing Rose

1953. 10ft

Orange scarlet blooms produced mainly in clusters throughout the season. Although the blooms are not large, the colour is vivid and the freedom of flowering is outstanding. Attractive glossy bronze foliage. One of the best climbers for a wall or pergola. A very useful and versatile rose as it is very hardy, will tolerate poorer soils and will cope with shade and a North wall. May need spraying for disease in some areas. Also known as 'Spectacular' Scented.


Rambling Rose.

1918. 10ft-15ft A popular lovely old rambler has deep gold flowers infused with buff shades and with yellow stamens. The blooms are borne in clusters, and although it is only summer flowering it occasionaly repeats later in the season. Quite a stunning rose in full bloom. One of the healthiest of all the yellow ramblers. It has dark, glossy bronze foliage on an extremely vigorous plant with pliable canes. A good rose for pergolas and arches and for growing into trees. Will tolerate a North wall and partial shade, Fragrant. Winner of the National Rose Society Gold Medal. Bred by Dr A H Williams who named this rose after his sister.


(Rose Of The Week) Rambling Rose. 1906.   15ft-25ft A beautiful old rambler that seems to have been popular for ever. The bright salmon pink blooms appear in clusters over quite a long flowering period in the summer. The blooms are a deeper pink in the centre with a yellow base. Not for the small garden or the faint hearted as it can easily reach 25ft (8m) when mature. Upright vigorous growth with shiny dark green leaves which are tinged with bronze green at the edges. The late Jack Harkness described this rose as one of the most beautiful of the wichuraiana hybrids. A very versatile rose as it will tolerate shade, poor soil, will grow on a North wall, and is a excellent rose for rambling up trees. A pleasant fragrance which is reminiscent of apples. Often confused with 'Albertine' Bred in France 1906 Royal Horticultural Society Award Of Garden Merit.1993


Climbing Rose.

1956. 8ft. Pointed buds open to bright yellow blooms in profusion. The flowers do not last very long but they repeat very quickly so it is continually in bloom from summer well into late autumn. Clean glossy healthy foliage but can get a little seasonal mildew so may need spraying. Has long been a favourite with rose growers. Can also cope with a North wall situation. An upright habit with relatively thornless stems. An easy to grow variety. Sweet Scent.

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





David Austin  English Rose.

1992.  3ft-4ft

One of the largest-flowered and the most magnificent of the English Roses, and certainly among the best.

Excels in all respects and all climates.

Its colour is rich golden yellow, and the flowers are in the form of giant cups.

It has excellent shapely growth, forming a nicely rounded but slightly arching shrub with ample foliage.

The flowers are initially Tea scented but often develop a wonderful combination of Sauterne wine and strawberry.

Winner of the Best Shrub and Most Fragrant Variety at the Rose Awards Day at the Royal National Rose Society in 2000.

In warm climates can be grown as a small climber and is also tolerant of partial shade.

Makes a wonderful gift for that Very Special Anniversary.

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

Over 1000 varieties to choose from.

Essential reading for all English Rose enthusiasts.

‘The English Roses’ by David Austin.

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