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Journal of a rose gardener...to pot or not to pot 21/07/16

We are often asked by customers whether they can place the rose which they have chosen in a pot in the garden. If the rose is a patio (for example. Diamond, Elizabeth, Queen Mother) , compact floribunda (Ballerina, Darcy Bussell, Flower Carpet) or compact climber, (Cinderella, Good as Gold, Star Performer) it will be happy in a pot, but hybrid tea roses, larger climbers and ramblers will struggle.

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Dec 15 • 2013 • InstituteJamJerusalemRose of the WeekWomensconfectionfloribundaspectacular

Rose Of The Week

JAM & 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.

www.countrygardenroses.co.uk

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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.

www.countrygardenroses.co.uk

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Jun 19 • 2013 • BlotchCentreEyesLilacPurpleRose of the WeekSummerUnusual.Bloomsfloribundaperfume

Rose Of The Week

EYES FOR YOU

Floribunda 2008  2ft 6ins

A lovely but very unusual rose.

A floribunda with large blooms which can be as big as 4ins across.  The colour is described as mauvy-lilac but the main eye catcher is the large purple blotch in the centre.

The huge blooms repeat all summer and really stand out in the crowd.

The foliage is very healthy with good disease resistance.

Not very tall so will grow in a container or the garden.

A bed of these eye catchers will stop the traffic.

Lovely perfume.

Bred by Peter J James. UK

Introduced by Warners Roses. 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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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)

www.countrygardenroses.co.uk

 

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Feb 06 • 2013 • BloomBlushChildHealthPinkRose of the Weekbloomsfloribundafloweringspecial

Rose Of The Week

SPECIAL CHILD

Floribunda

1997  2ft-2ft 6ins

A superb low growing floribunda with masses of well shaped blooms of blush pink.    Lovely shiny foliage and a good long flowering period. One of our favourite roses as it always seems to be in bloom and has excellent health. The quantity of flowers is quite outstanding.   When this comes into bloom at the nursery it causes plenty of interest and we sell out quite quickly.

A lovely gift for that "Special Child". Scented. Named for CLIC. Children with cancer and leukaemia.

Also known as 'Glacier Magic'

GOLD STANDARD AWARD WINNER 2006 SPECIAL CHILD  (Taniripsa) 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 Rosen Tantau in Germany 1997 Introduced into the UK 2002

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

www.countrygardenroses.co.uk

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Jan 23 • 2013 • BeautifulBelmonteDiseaseFloribunda.GoldFlowerNew Roses For 2013RosaStandard

New Roses For 2013

ROSA BELMONTE

Floribunda 2007  2ft-3ft A very beautiful rose with a romantic story behind it.

It was named in honour of Her Excellency Donna Francesca Elbrick di Belmonte, to mark the occasion of her marriage to Tristan Elbrick as a sign of her husband's love.   'Belmonte' is part of Francesca's maiden name, after a village in Calabria, southern Italy.     (Who said romance was dead)

The rose was introduced at  Chelsea Flower Show, by  television gardener Alan Titchmarsh MBE DL

At the request of the Donna Francesca, proceeds from the sale of Rosa Belmonte are donated to support the work of the charity The Prince's Trust.)

This beautiful rose produces masses of pale pearl pink blooms in trusses throughout the season, with the bonus of a fruity fragrance with citrus undertones.

It is a bedding rose par excellence which is easy to look after and has great disease resistant.

A lovely rose for cutting.

Highly recommended.

 

GOLD STANDARD AWARD WINNER 2009

ROSA BELMONTE   (Harpearl)

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. (click below)

www.countrygardenroses.co.uk

     

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Dec 17 • 2012 • DadGrandadGrandmaMumNew Roses For 2012Patiofloribundahybrid tea

NEW ROSES FOR 2013

SPECIAL DAD

Hybrid Tea

A set of new roses for our Special Occasion section.

Classic Hybrid Tea blooms of deep red on this elegant new rose.

Good long flowering period from early summer until the first frosts.

Healthy foliage with good disease resistance.

Will grow in the garden or a large container.

Dead head regularly to promote faster re-blooming and keep it tidy.

Makes a great gift and Dad will love this excellent new rose.

Scented.

SPECIAL MUM

Floribunda

A cracking little Floribunda and a great way to spoil a "Special Mum"

Masses of attractive medium pink blooms from early summer right through to the autumn. 

A healthy and easy to grow variety to suit the garden or a container.

Plenty of blooms, and ideal for cutting as they look great in a vase with the added bonus of a good perfume.

Dead head regularly through the summer which will speed up the re-blooming and will help to keep the bush tidy and attractive.

SPECIAL GRANDMA

Patio Rose

A very pretty little Patio rose with an abundance of pink blend blooms all summer long. 

A healthy and easy to grow variety with good disease resistance.

Makes a great little bedding rose which will brighten up the garden.

Also does well in a container and would look great on a patio or either side of the front door.

Dead head regulary through the summer which will speed up the re-blooming and keep it tidy.

A lovely gift for a "Special Grandma" Scented

SPECIAL GRANDAD

Patio Rose

A neat compact little rose with masses of bright red blooms from early summer through until autumn.

Healthy foliage with excellent disease resistance.

Makes a bright and cheery bedding rose which will brighten up any garden, or will be quite happy in a container.

Dead head regularly to speed up re-blooming and to keep the bush tidy.

A great gift for a "Special Grandad"

Scented.

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

www.countrygardenroses.co.uk

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Sep 22 • 2012 • BrightenDayGardenGift.HappyGrowNew Roses For 2013floribunda

New Roses For 2013

FAB AT 50

A new floribunda from the Paul Chessum stable which will brighten up any day.

Easy to grow and is quite happy in the garden or container.   Makes a wonderful gift for anyone reaching 50.

Available from early November.

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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Sep 09 • 2012 • BloomBudsFlowersFragranceGardenNew Roses For 2013Wonderfulfloribundaplant

NEW ROSES FOR 2013

EBB TIDE

Floribunda  2ft-3ft

EBB TIDE is a wonderful floribunda to add to your garden. Deep smoky purple buds open to full old-fashioned flowers the colour of rich plum velvet. Intense spicy clove fragrance only adds to the attractiveness of this rose. This very hardy floribunda will bloom all season long well into frost.  A captivating garden focal point that keeps getting better the longer it's established. Please note that young Ebb Tide plants may bloom in shades with a pinkish or reddish cast. The blooms will darken to purple as the plant matures.

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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Jul 07 • 2012 • BushCharity RosesMercyPinkPottedRosefloribundaplant

ROSE NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

THE MERCY ROSE Supports THE MERCY SHIPS

Mercy Rose

Mercy Ships UK has released a new ‘Mercy Rose’ potted plant which is now available to buy.

Proceeds from the sales of the potted plant will go towards funding the world’s largest charity hospital ship that provides free medical care and humanitarian aid to the poorest countries in Africa.

The launch of the potted plant follows the success of the initial Mercy Rose bare root plant which was launched last year in August.

These unique pale pink roses have been developed over time to provide a floribunda bush rose that blooms from June to late autumn. A cluster of up to nine buds reveal delicate shell-pink flowers with a fresh, spicy perfume. The Mercy Rose potted plant is now available from Mercy Ships and costs £11.95.

The Mercy Rose is grown by Harkness, specialist rose growers for over 130 years. Funds raised from the sale of the Mercy Rose help pay for the medical care provided on board the Africa Mercy which is currently finishing a six-month field service in Togo, West Africa.

You can acquire either the potted plant or the bare root plant direct from Mercy Ships by calling 01438 727800 or by e-mailing [email protected].

About Us

Imagine a ship crewed by doctors, nurses, water engineers and agriculturalists visiting some of the world’s poorest countries. Now imagine their life-changing services offered free of charge…

Right now dedicated volunteers from around the world are bringing hope and healing to thousands of people who could never have believed it possible. Welcome to Mercy Ships, a compassionate response to a world where many have lost hope

. What we do

Mercy Ships provides free surgery and medical care, and partners with local communities to improve health care, offering training and advice, materials and hands-on assistance.

SUPPORT US

There are lots of ways that you can support the work of Mercy Ships such as financial donations, fundraising, volunteering and much more. Your support will help Mercy Ships save lives and improve the quality of life for poor people in developing nations.

call 01438 727800 or by e-mailing [email protected].

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.

www.countrygardenroses.co.uk

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Apr 19 • 2012 • CultivarGardenPlantingRoseRose Newsclustersfloribunda

ROSE NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

AUSTRALIA

THE WELCOMING ENTERPRISE ROSES

FROM 1970-92, 30,000 migrants from around the world, including Cambodia, Vietnam, East Timor, Chile, China, Iran, Britain and Europe, called the Enterprise Migrant Hostel in Springvale home until they found permanent accommodation.

The most powerful memory for many of them when arriving at the hostel was the beautiful rose garden displaying masses of red blooms. It made them feel safe and secure in the knowledge that something so well cared for meant they, too, would be cherished and protected in their new country. Many were fleeing persecution from war-torn countries in the '70s and '80s and seeking refuge in Australia.

As one migrant told a committee formed to establish a permanent memorial for the hostel: ''Roses are symbolic, pruned and cared for just like the people, and they all bloomed. At my place there's always a red rose. It means a lot."

Given the symbolism of red roses to so many newcomers to Melbourne, it seems fitting that a new rose has been bred to honour the history of the hostel and the contribution made to the community by migrants and refugees, many of whom later settled in the Springvale area.

The first 'Enterprise' rose, bred by Treloar Roses, was planted earlier this month at the Lexington Gardens retirement village, the former site of the hostel, by Jose Alvarez, Victorian state director of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, and Simon Crean, the Minister for the Arts and federal member for Hotham.

''Enterprise was the home to many arriving in this country for the first time,'' Crean said. ''Those migrants have made an immeasurable contribution to this nation. Their spirit has shaped us and that spirit is reflected in this project. It is recognition of our strengths and our future intrinsically linked to our diverse cultural heritage.''

A bright-red floribunda with double pompon-style blooms produced in clusters of four to five, the 'Enterprise' rose's colourful and bounteous beauty is a beacon of light for the many migrants and refugees who still live in the area, some of them now at the retirement village.

Eventually a bed of 200 roses will form a permanent memorial garden at the retirement village where migrants/refugees and their descendants can visit and reflect on the impact a rose garden had on their lives as newcomers to this country.

Merle Mitchell, project convener and former director of the Springvale Community Aid and Advice Bureau, says the permanent memorial evolved from an exhibition at the Immigration Museum highlighting the contribution by migrants and refugees to Australia.

''People felt a permanent and physical acknowledgment was needed to honour the 30,000 people who had lived and worked at the hostel. It was an open book and lots of ideas came forth,'' she says. ''Many said the first thing they saw was the beautiful rose garden at the hostel. Seeing that made them feel that they would be safe and secure in this country.

''So the idea of the 'Enterprise' rose was born. It was a wild idea but someone talked to Treloar Roses and they wanted to make a contribution to the asylum/refugee debate.''

The planting of the first rose was emotional for many who attended the ceremony.

A Cambodian refugee who arrived in the '80s (in 1990 the hostel was a detention centre for 118 Cambodian ''boat people'' who were not allowed to leave without permission) is now the mayor of Greater Dandenong and at the launch he met the teacher who had taught him English. ''There were lots of emotional reunions that day,'' Mitchell says.

There has been a long tradition of naming roses after famous people from diverse backgrounds such as the Empress Josephine to Mary Queen of Scots, Leonardo da Vinci, Snow White, Cinderella, Dolly Parton, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch and Olivia Newton John.

Naming roses in support of causes is gaining popularity such as the 'Jane McGrath' rose to help breast cancer research. Another new cultivar by the breeding house of Treloar is the 'Thank you' rose for Transplant Australia as a symbol of gratitude ''when thanks is not enough''. An award-winning mauve floribunda, it produces clusters of fully petalled blooms, has a delicate smell and is a prolific grower.

Gary Matuschka, director of Treloar Roses, said it was a pleasure to support Transplant Australia and be able to highlight the importance of organ and tissue donation in Australia.

The rose will be available late next month. Treloar Roses will donate $1 from the sale of each plant to Transplant Australia's Journey of Hope campaign to support those awaiting a transplant.

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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Apr 15 • 2012 • BudHybridRose TipsTeafloribundaplantsroses

ROSE TIPS

CHANDOS BEAUTY 

ROSE TIPS

Create bigger roses:

When buds on hybrid tea roses appear, save the lead bud and remove the side buds for larger roses. Remove them early or you'll get smaller roses. Do the opposite with floribundas; remove the center bud so the side buds can size up for larger bouquets.

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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Nov 26 • 2011 • GlossyHealthyNew Roses For 2012Orangebloomsclustersfloribundafoliageyellow

NEW ROSES FOR 2012

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE 

Floribunda.  2010.  3ft.

One of nicest little floribunda's in recent years. Very colourful blooms of yellow fused with orange in clusters of twenty or more. Repeats well from early summer until the first frosts. Small healthy medium green glossy foliage. A great garden rose or compact enough to grow in a container. Excellent perfume. A lovely little rose for a girls birthday or christening.

Bred by Dicksons. UK Awarded a Certificate Of Merit by the Royal National Rose Society.

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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