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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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Mar 29 • 2012 • Rose Newsgiftgolden rosepoperosesspecialthorns

ROSE NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

CUBA

THE GOLDEN ROSE CUSTOM

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.

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Jan 30 • 2012 • FlowersFreshPreservingRose NewsSpecial GiftValentineromantic valentineroses

MAKE YOUR ROSES LAST LONGER

Roses are one of the most common valentine's day gift.

Preserving those rose stalks fresh for a long time is really difficult and all attempts to keep that special gift goes in vain after a day! To keep the flower vase bright and lively with fresh rose stalks, here are few tips to maintain the rose flowers and make them last longer.

Tips to keep rose stalks fresh: 1. The flower vase should be clean from bacteria. Scrub and wash the vase with hot water and bleach to kill bacterias which reduces the freshness of the rose. 2. It is best to store rose flowers in a cold place. This maintains the flowers and lasts long. You can either store the rose flowers in refrigerator overnight or keep them in cold water. 3. Sprinkle a pinch of bleach in water before putting the stalks. This prevents the growth of bacteria. 4. You can also store the rose flowers in warm water for one day. This keeps the rose flowers fresh for a long time as cut roses easily absorb warm water. 5. Always remove leaves from the from the bottom of the rose stem. Leaves rot and can easily grow bacteria. So, remove all foliage from the bottom. 6. Cut the rose stalk from bottom to keep it hydrated and fresh. You can cut everyday to keep it fresh. Fresh cuts enhances the glow and makes the rose flowers look fresh and last longer. 7. Keep the flower vase in a cold place where there is less humidity and sunlight. This prevents the rose flowers from drying. 8. Change the water everyday to make the rose stalks last longer. Cut the stalk from the bottom regularly to keep the flowers fresh. You can cut at an angle of 45 degree angle to allow easy absorption of water. Whether the rose flowers are cut from the garden or bought from the florist shop, you would like to spread its smell and aroma in the house for days! Follow these tips to keep the rose fresh and bright for long. Store your romantic valentine's gift in a cool place and keep in the refrigerator at night if required.

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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NEW ROSES FOR 2012

ALWAYS REMEMBER ME 

Hybrid Tea.  2011.  3ft-4ft

A stunning new Hybrid Tea rose with large blooms of apricot and pink blends. The good strong stems and scented blooms make superb cut flowers. The attractive new foliage is a lovely shiny red which changes to dark green as the foliage matures.

Bred in New Zealand by Sam McGredy and was the last rose he bred before he retired.

An award winning rose that was  made "Rose Of The Year" in New Zealand. A donation from each retail sale will go to the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

Regret limited stocks this year so no bare root roses available. Potted Gift Rose Only.

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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