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Oct 31 • 2012 • Rose Facts & TriviaRose Quiz

Why not take the Rose quiz

https://www.countrygardenroses.co.uk/rosequiz.htm Test your rose knowledge all answers can be found on our website

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Aug 22 • 2012 • BloomBranchesCanopyLargest.BushRoseRose Facts & TriviaWhitegardeners

Rose Facts and Trivia

-- The world's largest rose bush is in Tombstone, Ariz. It is almost 200 years old and when in full bloom is adorned with more than 200,000 white blooms. Its trunk is nearly 6 feet in diameter, and its branches form a canopy large enough to shelter a crowd of 150 people. -- An estimated 150 million rose plants are purchased by gardeners worldwide every year. -- Until the early 19th century, dried rose petals were believed to have mysterious powers. Napoleon gave his officers bags of rose petals to boil in white wine to cure lead poisoning from bullet wounds. -- One of the oldest paintings in the world depicts a five-petaled pink rose. It resides in a cave on the island of Crete and dates to about 1450 B.C.

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

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Rose Facts And Trivia

St Valentine's Day Roses 

Roses are the traditional gift given on Valentines Day, but they're certain to be well-received any time of year. But before you buy roses, know what message you're sending.

The color of a rose can have a very different meaning from what you intend. To ensure that your love understands what the roses you bestow mean, check this guide to rose colors and their meanings:

Red Roses

Red roses proclaim "I love you." They are the ultimate symbol of romantic love and enduring passion. Florists can't keep up with Valentines Day demand for red roses, which makes them especially expensive in February.

Yellow Roses Yellow roses indicate friendship and freedom -- so don't send them if your intentions are romantic and long-lasting. Yellow roses are also appropriate for sending congratulations to newlyweds, and new mothers.

Pale Pink Roses Pale pink roses connote grace, gentleness, and gratitude.

Light Pink Roses A joy to behold, light pink roses express fun and happiness.

Deep Pink Roses Deep pink roses say "Thank you." They have also come to be associated with the fight against breast cancer.

Lilac Roses Lilac roses indicate the sender has fallen in love at first sight with the recipient and is enchanted.

White Roses Pure white roses symbolize truth and innocence. They also send other messages: "I miss you" and "You're heavenly."

Peach Roses Peach roses speak of appreciation and gratitude.

Coral Roses Coral roses express one thing with their passionate colour: Desire.

Orange Roses Orange roses communicate enthusiasm and desire on the part of the sender'.

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Jan 22 • 2012 • HipsHybridMuskRose Facts & TriviaRosettebloomsfloweringfoliageperfume

THE VICAR’S DAUGHTERS COLLECTION

Three beautiful roses bred by the Rev Joseph Pemberton

And named after his daughter’s.

 FELICIA

Delicate soft pink and cream blooms fading to almost white. Flowering is most prolific in the spring, but is a little less so in summer.   However the late summer and autumn show is quite something as the flowers are borne in huge panicles bearing the most highly coloured and longest lasting flowers of the year.  If the spent flowers are not removed, large round red hips are produced which look most attractive among the autumn flowers. Good strong disease resistant foliage. Can really brighten up a  dull autumn day. Shade tolerant and makes a good hedge Excellent Perfume.

National Rose Society Certificate of Merit 1927 Royal Horticultural Society Award Of Garden Merit  1993 Bred by th Rev Joseph Pemberton and named after one of his daughters.

CORNELIA

This lovely old rose has been around a while but is just as popular as ever. A hybrid musk rose with the usual free flowering associated with this species of rose. The lovely rosette flowers are a rich apricot flushed pink and are borne in large arching trusses continually from summer to autumn.  A superb strong growing shrub with very few thorns plus good dark green bronze glossy foliage. Completely hardy but does best in a sunny spot out of the wind. Can be grown in the garden or large container, is shade tolerant and will cope with poorer soils. Distinct Musk Fragrance.

 Royal Horticultural Society Award Of Garden Merit 1993

Bred by the Rev Joseph Pemberton and named after one of his daughters.

 PENELOPE

This is a large, arching shrub with vigorous and disease free growth. It flowers continuously through summer and into autumn and produces a lovely show of hips in winter. The trusses of double, medium sized blooms are of a delicate light pink and apricot shades fading to white with age. 'Penelope' makes a fine specimen rose in the garden or an effective informal hedge, and is useful for growing over walls or fences and will cope with partial shade. The blooms are sweetly scented.

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

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