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Mar 19 • 2013 • BloomingColourClustersFlowersPetalsRose of the WeekYearclimbingfoliage

Rose Of The Week

PENNY LANE Climbing Rose 1998  14-15ft

Rose Of The Year 1998 This is the first climber to be voted Rose Of The Year in the UK. It is a significant addition to the range of repeat blooming climbers, because of the old fashioned nature of the flowers. They are filled with ruffled, informal petals which become larger and more beautiful as they expand. The colour is pearly blush with light apricot in the depths of the fragrant flower. 'Penny Lane' blooms continuously through summer and autumn on long slender shoots, usually singly, and sometimes in small clusters. The plant has flexible stems and grows vigorously to average height or more, making it ideal for pillars, pergolas, arches, wall and fences. The plentiful foliage is healthy, dark green and shiny with excellent disease resistance. Fragrant. Highly Recommended.

AWARDS Rose Of The Year 1998. GOLD STANDARD AWARD WINNER 2008 PENNY LANE   (Hardwell) 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. Bred by Harkness Roses. UK For further information  please see  Gold Standard Roses on the Main Menu.

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

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Feb 13 • 2013 • BeautifulBloomEnglishLady.RosesPetalsRose of the WeekStandardfloribundagold

Rose Of The Week

 

THE ENGLISH LADY

Floribunda  2009  3ft

 

Now it has been included in the Gold Standard range this beautiful rose should gain in popularity and get the recognition it deserves.

 Stunning blooms of changing pastel shades as the bloom matures.  In the early stages the bloom is a lovely peachy shade which develops into an apricot blush, and eventually pales to a soft cream shade.

As the petals open they reveal superb stamens of gold, maroon or chocolate.  It really is an impressive display of colour.

A good repeat flowering habit throughout the summer, and excellent health and disease resistance.

Scented.

Highly recommended

 

Named after Susan Daniel the opera singer, and the rose helps raise funds for the 'Help For Heroes' charity.'

 Awards

Glasgow Certificate Of Merit 2009

GOLD STANDARD AWARD WINNER 2009

THE ENGLISH LADY  (Harlibra)

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.

Bred by Harness Roses. UK

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

 

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

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May 30 • 2012 • FlowerGardenPetalsRomanticRoseRose NewsShowSpringStem

Rose News From Around The World

BEIRUT

NEW DISEASE RESISTANT ROSE

 The Beirut Garden Show & Spring Festival opened at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

As the first visitors muddled their way in past an entrance staff still getting their bearings, exhibitors frenetically unpacked boxes and organized displays for the ninth edition of the annual event held at the Beirut Hippodrome. But the last minute scramble to preparedness did not distract from what promises to be a highly successful ushering in of the summer season.

The highlight of the opening evening was the unveiling of the Beirut Rose, a bloom cultivated by the French rose producer Meilland in tribute to the resilience of Lebanon’s capital city.

With each stem bearing five to 25 flowers and each flower comprising some 75 to 80 petals, the Beirut Rose is a jaunty, romantic-looking bloom, far less stiff and formal than its highly bred cousins. Moreover, the rose is 100 percent disease resistant and blooms continuously from June through December, embodying the tenacious nature of its namesake city, which has resurged from conflict and tragedy time and again.

The flower appeared to be an immediate hit, with the launch ceremony’s attendees eagerly sniffing the lightly scented Bengal pink blossom. Those who wish to procure the plant for themselves can do so at the Garden Show (at the price of LL20,000), while the flower will also be available all over the world through Meilland’s catalogue.

Meanwhile, the Beirut Rose will officially take root in the city Thursday morning at 11:30 a.m. when a planting ceremony is due to be held at Martyrs’ Square in Downtown.

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

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May 27 • 2012 • FamousFrenchPetalsPinkRoseRose NewsSeedlingSocietyWinnergold

Rose News From Around The World

USA

PEACE

The Most Famous Rose In The World 

Roses often have a story that brings the past to life. While learning about one rose, I discovered a story that explains why my grandmother grew it in her garden.

In 1951, the American Rose Society made Peace the first rose to receive its Gold Medal Award, coinciding with the signing of our treaty of peace with Japan following postwar occupation. Ten years later, more than ?30 million of these rosebushes bloomed worldwide.

But the development of this rose began much earlier, in 1935, as one of 800 seedlings produced in 1935 by French rose breeder Francis Meilland. Of his 800 new roses, 50 were selected and in 1939, Meilland saw the one with creamy ivory petals with pink edges, No. 3-35-?40 and knew he had a winner. The same year, at an international conference of rose hybridizers in France, this was the rose that everyone noticed.

With the beginning of World War II, Meilland realized the fate of his flowers could be in jeopardy so he sent cuttings of his new rose to grower friends in Italy, Germany and the United States. They were reportedly smuggled out of France to the United States just before the Nazi invasion. As the war raged, the rose breeder was cut off from all communications with the outside world.

In the United States, Robert Pyle of the Conard-Pyle Co. was amazed at the blooms on No. 3-35-40 when he propagated more plants from Meilland’s cuttings. Pyle sent them to the American Rose Society for testing. In 1944, after France was liberated, Pyle wrote to tell Meilland that he planned to release the plants once the war ended.

On April 29, 1945, the rose was christened “Peace” at the Pacific Rose Society Annual Exhibition, the very day that Berlin fell to the Allies. Noted for its color, hardiness and disease resistance, Peace revived the hybrid tea rose industry. In 1945, Pyle described it to Meilland as “a glorious rose, its pale gold, cream and ivory petals blending to a lightly ruffled edge of delicate carmine. I am convinced this will be the greatest rose of the century.”

With the formal surrender of Germany on May 8, 1945, the 49 delegates who met to form the United Nations were each presented with a Peace bloom. Peace was named the winner of the All-American Rose Selections Award of Honor in August 1945, and the war ended in Japan.

This rose certainly survived against all odds. Peace remains one of the most celebrated and popular roses in history, still thriving in gardens ?across the world.

This Memorial Day provides an opportunity to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our nation. It allows us to show support to their loved ones and families. My grandmother knew about that sacrifice firsthand. One son came home from World War II, but one gave his life. And so I now know why she was so fond of this rose. I accompanied her when bouquets were placed on the church altar, taken to the sick and to the bereaved.

While peace in the world may be difficult, peace in the garden is certainly possible. I believe my grandmother found peace in her garden and she made it our place, where she nurtured my love of all things growing.

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

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May 16 • 2012 • BudColoursHabitPetalsRoseRose of the WeekWeatherbloomsclustersfoliageshrub

ROSE OF THE WEEK

GRUSS AN AACHEN

Shrub Roses (Old Fashioned and Modern)

 Year: 1909

Height:  2ft

A superb rose which produces large clusters of blooms of pale orange- red plus yellow in the bud stage. As the blooms open they change to a beautiful blend of pearly pink blush and cream with an attractive silky sheen on the petals. The strength of colour is often determined by the weather and the difference in colours can be quite pronounced. The shape of the blooms can be very similar to an English David Austin rose and are often mistaken for one of that variety. A good repeat flowering habit, and in our opinion and is probably one of the most beautiful roses we have ever sold. The blooms are very weather tolerant, and the rich dark green foliage is healthy and disease free. An excellent bedding rose with the bonus of a great perfume which makes it a great rose for cutting. The perfume is a cross between the classical Tea Rose and honey. Not a very large variety so will grow in a container quite successfully. For the best results dead head regularly and only prune lightly in the spring. The roses ancestry is very complex, so rosarian’s around the world never seem too agree on how to classify it, is it a Floribunda a Hybrid Tea a Polyantha or a Bourbon shrub? One fact that is certain is that it was bred from the famous white Hybrid Perpetual ‘Frau Karl Druschki’ which was considered to be the finest white rose of its time. Frau Karl Druschki was the wife of the President of the German Rose Society. It is also believed that ‘Gruss An Aachen’ was the original rose that began the Floribunda variety. A truly remarkable rose that was bred by Philip Geduldig. The name ‘Gruss An Aachen’ means "Greetings to Aachen" in Germany which was the breeders home city. Almost thornless. Highly recommended. Also known as 'White Willow Glen'

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

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Dec 04 • 2011 • EnglishFlowersFragranceMaid MarionNew Roses For 2012PetalsRoseRosette

New Roses For 2012

MAID MARION

David Austin English Rose.  2010 .  3ft

'Maid Marion' at its best, is considered to be one of the most superbly formed flowers in the English Rose collection.

The buds start as rounded cups with larger outer petals, enclosing numerous smaller petals within.   These open to the most perfect rosette-shaped flowers in the form of a saucer; the outer petals forming a perfectly rounded rim.

Their colour is a clear rose pink. The growth is relatively upright but quite bushy and compact. Initially the fragrance is a soft myrrh - as the flower ages it becomes more fruity with a distinct clove character.

'Maid Marion' was the companion of the mythical hero 'Robin Hood' of Sherwood Forest.

Essential reading for all English Rose enthusiasts.

‘The English Roses’ by David Austin. See Gardeners Gift Shop on Main Web Menu

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

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Nov 19 • 2011 • ArchingColourFlowersFragranceNew Roses For 2012PetalsPinkshrub

NEW ROSES FOR 2012

THE INGENIOUS MR FAIRCHILD 

David Austin Shrub Rose 2004.  5ft.

The flowers of ‘The Ingenious Mr. Fairchild’ are in the form of deep cups filled with crisp, upstanding petals. The colour on the inside of the petals is a deep pink touched with lilac; the outside is of a paler shade. Looking at the bloom in more detail, one can see that the edges are an even deeper pink; giving a most delightful fringed effect - particularly in the earlier stages. The growth is ideal with spreading, arching branches building up into a well-rounded, mounding shrub; with its flowers nicely poised. It is very healthy. It has a strong and deliciously fruity rose fragrance, with aspects of raspberry, peach and a hint of mint. All in all, a very beautiful rose and one of our favourites.

Named after Thomas Fairchild, a nurseryman of London and Fellow of the Royal Society, who made the first recorded flower hybrid in Europe in 1720. This was a cross between a Sweet William and a carnation, which became known as ‘Fairchild’s mule’. With thanks to Michael Leapman for the name, which was the title of his excellent biography on Thomas Fairchild.

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

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