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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 04 • 2013 • AwardBeautifulBreedersFAQQualityStandardTrialsVarietygold

FAQ Frequently Asked Questions.

YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL

Gold Standard Rose

Q. What is a Gold Standard Rose ? A. The Gold Standard Award Roses are the best guide to the quality of all roses on the market. The Gold Standard Trials are a 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 other rose trials, breeders pay a fee for each rose variety submitted to the 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. If you are new to roses we would advise you to choose Gold Standard Rose Varieties for the best results.  . We stock as many Gold Standard varieties as possible and add all the new varieties to our list  as they come on the market.  

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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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.

www.countrygardenroses.co.uk

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May 15 • 2012 • BotanyBreedersBritishRoseStandardThe World's Best RosesTrialsgold

The World's Best Roses

Celebration Time

Floribunda Rose

2006  3ft-4ft

This rose has very unusual colouring. It has been described as russet, smokey lavender/orange or red. Whatever the colour it is quite an interesting rose from the USA. Over there it was named 'Cinco de Mayo' and was voted the All American Selection in 2009. It produces masses of colourful blooms in large clusters throughout the season and well into the autumn. The blooms are pretty weather proof and unaffected by rain. Even the foliage is colourful as it starts of red and changes to semi glossy dark green as it matures. The foliage is pretty healthy and also disease resistant. An interesting rose for cutting with a pleasant perfume.

Bred by Tom Carruth. USA

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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Feb 09 • 2012 • FragileGardenHeartPerfectRedRoseRoses in Poetrygold

Roses In Poetry

A PERFECT ROSE Richard Netherland Cook

So deep and pure, the one I chose From this earthly garden. a perfect rose, Fragile, yet it only bends, In times of rain and days of winds.

Close to my heart, this rose I hold, Its' beauty to me like solid gold, A perfect rose that means so much, That I am thrilled by a single touch.

A perfect rose it has been said, Is the symbol of love, a long stem red, No others can or will compete For my perfect rose so soft and sweet.

My love for the rose, a beauty still, Has not faded and never will, This rose I hold, the one I chose, My loving wife, a perfect rose.

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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Dec 11 • 2011 • AwardCelebrateFryrafflesGold StandardHabitHealthNew Roses For 2012ScentVarieties

NEW ROSES FOR 2012

LET'S CELEBRATE

Floribunda.  2011.  3ft.

A spellbinding new floribunda with fascinating colour blooms of silvery white, shaded and blotched purple mauve in an almost surreal combination. They are medium sized and double with multi petals prettily arranged creating an attractive ruffled appearance. The scented flowers are carried in large trusses and borne plentifully on a bushy plant of neat even habit that grows easily and is densely covered with foliage. Specially named for the north west area of NAFAS (National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies) to celebrate their Golden Anniversary in 2011.

Bred by Fryers UK

GOLD STANDARD AWARD WINNER 2011 LET'S CELEBRATE   (Fryraffles) 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.

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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Oct 07 • 2011 • GardenNew Roses For 2012bloomsclusterscuttinggoldscarlet

NEW ROSES FOR 2012

 CLEOPATRA

Hybrid Tea Rose.

1994.  3ft.

A very beautiful Hybrid Tea that is not very well known which is a great shame as it is quite a stunner. Outstanding blooms of rich scarlet with deep harvest gold reverse.   The blooms are mostly single but do occasionally appear in clusters. Repeats well through the season and makes an excellent garden rose and is ideal for cutting. Good healthy large glossy foliage. For the best results dead head the blooms regularly. Fragrant. Bred by Kordes. Germany.

AVAILABLE FROM NOVEMBER 2011

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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Oct 02 • 2011 • Gold StandardMenuPerennialPinkRamblersRose of the WeekSalmon.Favourite

ROSE OF THE WEEK

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”

PERENNIAL BLUSH (Rose Of The Week)

Rambling Rose.

2007.   8ft.  -  10ft

Most old ramblers are usually summer flowering only, but in recent years many repeat flowering ramblers have been introduced and are now becoming very popular. This lovely recent rambler flowers all summer and looks sure to become a favourite with the public. It produces large clusters of pink blend blooms in flushes, with attractive whiter centres and golden stamens, plus the bonus of a sweet perfume. The first flush of the season is pretty spectacular, and the repeat blooms are more than satisfactory. Semi glossy medium green healthy foliage which has excellent disease resistance. An award winning rose which is pretty versatile as it will grow almost anywhere including a North wall. Highly recommended.

GOLD STANDARD AWARD WINNER 2008 PERENNIAL BLUSH  (Mehbarbie) 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 Bernard Mehring..

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

PHYLISS BIDE

Rambling Rose. 1923.  10ft-12ft

Small semi-double blooms of pink salmon and gold. One of the few ramblers available that will flower right through the season and is one of our favourite ramblers. The buds are like small cones and are carried in wide clusters on short stems.    They open into fairly full rosette shaped blooms of modest size, in a mixture of salmon pink and yellow-gold shades. They are lightly scented and their neat distribution within the cluster and overall on the plant is a pleasure to see. It is a vigorous grower with lax arching stems, making a splendid rambler for fences, and arches etc. A delightful rose with good disease resistance and a pleasant perfume. A useful rambler as it will also cope on a North wall.

Highly Recommended.

ST SWITHUN English Rose. Shrub/Climber 1993.  4ft plus

Large, saucer like, flowers filled with small petals and a button eye, their colour being soft pink at the centre and the palest pink at the edges. A beautiful rose with a tall, slightly stiff, bushy growth and smooth, greyish green foliage. Excellent as a climber. in fact it is considered to be one of the best English Rose climbers. It is a particularly tough, reliable and healthy rose which will also cope with a North wall. A very strong pure myrrh fragrance which is typical of the English Roses. St Swithun was a Saxon Bishop who is the origin of the legend that if it rains on St Swithun's feast day the rain will continue for 40 more days. St Swithun's day if thou dost rain For forty days it will remain St Swithun's day if thou be fair For forty days 'twill rain na mair

Named to commemorate the 900th anniversary of Winchester Cathedral.

SIMILAR COLOUR ENGLISH ROSES. Brother Cadfael.   Gertrude Jekyll.   Harlow Carr.   Mary Rose.   Noble Antony.   Sister Elizabeth.   The Countryman.   Alan Titchmarsh.   Geoff Hamilton.   James Galway.   Janet.   The Alnwick Rose.  Mortimer Sackler.   Sceptere'd Isle.

Essential reading for all English Rose enthusiasts. ‘The English Roses’ by David Austin. Please go to GARDENERS GIFT SHOP on the main Menu.

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 to choose from.

www.countrygardenroses.co.uk

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