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Feb 20 • 2013 • GardenHybridRememberRoseRose of the WeekScentedTeabloomsfloweringfoliageplant



Hybrid Tea Rose    1994   3ft-4ft

A lovely addition to our HT section.

Classic shapely medium sized  blooms of  light pink, an extremely attractive and free flowering hybrid tea.

A bushy plant with young reddish foliage that matures to glossy dark green.

A very healthy and disease free rose which makes a real statement in the garden.  Can also be grown in a large container.

As with most Hts will thrive in full sun.

Highly Scented.

A lovely rose to plant as a memorial rose.

Used to be known as Royal Copenhagen.


Remember Me.   Remembrance.    Liverpool Remembers.   Absent Friends.   Fond Memories.   Happy Memories.   Loving Memory.   Never Forgotten.   Peace.   Sweet Memories.

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




Feb 06 • 2013 • BloomBlushChildHealthPinkRose of the Weekbloomsfloribundafloweringspecial

Rose Of The Week



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)



Jan 25 • 2013 • FAQFairyFlowerHillsLucyMalvernPhylissRamblerSummerclimbingfloweringrepeat

FAQ Frequently Asked Questions.

MALVERN HILLS Repeat Flowering Rambler.

Q. What is the difference between a Climbing rose and a Rambling rose.

A.      In the past the answer was quite simple.  Most ramblers only flower once during the summer, mainly in the spring or early summer.   Most climbers repeat flower through the summer. However over the last few years quite a few ramblers have been bred that repeat flower through the season.  Take a look at our Rambling Rose section on the web site which lists quite a few repeat flowering ramblers.   A few that come to mind are BLUSHING LUCY.  MALVERN HILLS. PHYLISS BIDE. And SUPER FAIRY.  For further information please see the ROSE CARE page on our web site.


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



Jan 22 • 2012 • HipsHybridMuskRose Facts & TriviaRosettebloomsfloweringfoliageperfume


Three beautiful roses bred by the Rev Joseph Pemberton

And named after his daughter’s.


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.


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.


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.




Oct 16 • 2011 • GardenRamblerRose of the WeekThornlessbloomsfloweringshrub


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”


(Rose Of The Week)

 English Rose. David Austin. 1991.  3ft-5ft The Pilgrim has some of the most perfectly formed blooms.  They are quite large, shallowly cupped, and rosette shaped, the colour is a medium yellow, paling towards the edges giving a softness of colour which is rare among yellow roses. The fragrance is a delicious mix of the classic Tea scent and the English myrrh scent. A very healthy and reliable rose. Equally excellent when kept pruned as a relatively upright but bushy shrub or trained as a climber which should reach around 8ft or more and can also cope with a North wall.


Rambling Rose. 1909.   15ft.

A very popular vigorous rambler which is almost thornless. Pretty blooms of violet streaked with white fading to grey in large  clusters and show prominent yellow stamens. A lovely sight in full bloom in the summer and flowers a little earlier than most ramblers. Pale green pointed foliage which is fairly disease free. Very useful as it will also grow on a North wall or up through a tree. This is the best known of the three similar violet-purple ramblers, the others being 'Rose Marie Viaud' and 'Violette'. Scented.

Also known as  'Blue Rambler'   'Blue Rosalie'  &  'Violet Blue'

Royal Horticultural Society Award Of Garden Merit 1993.

ZEPHERINE DROUHIN (The Thornless Rose) Climbing Rose. 1868.   10ft.

Lovely blooms of cerise- pink with a white base. A famous old favourite which is very free flowering over a long period. Can also be grown as shrub. One of the very few completely thornless roses available. A vigorous rose which is easy to grow  and can make a good hedge. A very useful rose as it can also grow on a North wall, will cope with shade and poor soil. Lovely perfume.

Also known as 'Thornless Rose'

Royal Horticultural Society Award Of Garden Merit 1993

SIMILAR ALMOST THORNLESS ROSES. Climbers & Ramblers. A Shropshire Lad.   Bleu Magenta. James Galway.     Kathleen Harrop.   Mortimer Sackler.   Rose Marie Viaud.   Veilchenblau.   Violette. Shrubs. Most Gallica Roses.    Reine de Violettes.   Sophie's Perpetual. Some English Roses A Shropshire Lad.   James Galway.   Goldfinch.   Kew Gardens.   Mortimer Sackler.   Tea Clipper.

For further information , see ‘What Rose Where’ on our web site

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



Oct 16 • 2011 • Rose Newsamazingfloweringgrailrepeatshrubsmells




ROSE growers John and Sylvia Gray MAY have discovered the holy grail of rose breeding - a repeat flowering shrub for gardens all around the world which never gets black spot.

Brindabella Country Gardens owners Mr and Mrs Gray's "Brindabella Pink Bouquet", not only looks great but smells amazing, but also is a generational change in rose genetics and is set to change the way roses are grown around the world.

Mr Gray said the rose ticked all the boxes.

"It is repeat flowering every seven weeks, has strongly perfumed flowers, is a lovely rounded shape and never suffers from black spot or mildew," he said.

The rose has been issued a Plant Patent by the US Patents and Trademarks Office and has been accepted into the US Earth Kind Rose Trials Program which identifies rose varieties which are of low maintenance requirement and recommended as superior roses for home gardeners around the world.

"We would like to see it tested in our damp climate before passing judgement." Country Garden Roses.

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