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Journal of a rose gardener 20/08/16

This Month in the Journal of a Rose Gardener

Companion Plants, Which to choose, Border Colour, Competing plants, Crowding a rose, Poor air circulation...and much more. 

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Journal of a rose gardener…Focus on Hybrid Teas (10/08/16)

Focus on Hybrid Teas...What are they? Where did they come from? When does it flower? 

Find out now here... 

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Shrewsbury Flower Show 2016

The Country Garden Roses show garden, at Shrewsbury Flower Show 2016, has been awarded a silver gilt.

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Journal of a Rose Gardener...Choosing a rose 03/08/16

Purchasing a rose?  Is it suitable for your intended function? How much care you are supposed to give it? Is your soil fertile and well drained? or poor and dry? Does the intended position receive enough direct sunlight a day?

These questions and more answered this week.

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Journal of a rose gardener...Blackspot 25/07/16

Rose Blackspot, appears as soon as leaves appear on roses in early spring, and will continue until the leaves fall in autumn.


It infects the leaves, causing leaves to turn yellow and fall. Small, black lesions may also appear on young stems.

To learn more about combating black spot, click read more...

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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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Journal of a rose gardener...Weeds..tearoom..shows 07/07/16

Its been busy, busy, busy here at the Nursery , so we thought we would give you a heads up on the following, planting pond margins, dealing with problem weeds, deadheading roses...and more

The tearoom is in full swing providing legendary homemade cakes and scones.

We are at Shrewsbury Flower show, Wem Vehicles Of Interest Show, where we would love to meet you and a offer advise.

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Feb 17 • 2014 • Rose of the Weekharknessrosesyork minster

Rose of the Week - York Minster

York Minster - Year: 2011 - Height: 3ft to 4ft

A lovely new floribunda bred to raise money for York Minster. Beautiful creamy/white blooms tinged with amber. Repeat flowers from early summer right through until autumn. Reportedly a very healthy rose with good disease resistance. A sweet and pleasant perfume.

The York Minster Rose was launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011 with a presentation to HRH The Duke of York and Princess Beatrice. The rose also featured in the 2011 award-winning Welcome to Yorkshire garden, The Art of Yorkshire.The rose was developed by Harkness roses and funds raised from sales will help to restore and preserve York Minster for future generations. www.countrygardenroses.co.uk

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Jan 10 • 2014 • Newslettersbird feedersbird housesroses

January Newsletter

Just a quick reminder that our Bare Root Rose Season finishes at the end of JANUARY.   As the winter so far has been extremely mild, many of our roses are coming out of dormancy so we will start potting everthing up in a few weeks. Please get yout Bare Root Orders in as soon aas possible.  If the weather deteriorates and it gets much colder we will have a think again and keep you informed.

POSH BIRD HOUSE FOR POSH BIRDS

Our new range of Posh Bird houses have bea huge success, so much so that we have doubled out stock and varieties

They obviously went down very well as Christmas gifts as we almost sold just before Christmas. However the factory turned up trumps and we did not have to let anyone down.

Apart from being very decorative and beautifully finished in they also bring more birds into the garden which means less green fly and troublesome insects on the roses.

Some people hvave even put them on their window ledges nd are able to see the new inhabitants from the comfort of their sof'as.  All in all,  a resounding success and a great boon to the garden and gardeners.

Rose Cuttings Grown On their own roots This year we are growing lots of New Rose Cuttings grown on their own roots.

   Advantages of Own-Root Roses

Own-root roses have increased vigor and bloom plus higher disease resistance. Also eliminates complicated pruning.  Instead just sheer back to promote more foliage and blooms.

Own-root roses have longer life expectancy.

In cold climates, roses on their own roots tend to be not only hardier, but also to remain true to the original variety should they die back in winter. The bud union of a grafted rose is the most vulnerable spot to cold and it can be easily damaged in a cold winter. In contrast, own root roses can freeze all the way to the ground and because they have their own root system, they come back as the same rose originally purchased.

Own-root roses naturally send up shoots from the soil, which eventually creates a shapelier bush than a grafted rose, plus more flowers.

Decreased likelihood of rootstock suckers.

The elimination of grafting guarantees that your roses will always be the same rose you selected when it was purchased. If you’ve ever had a beautiful yellow rose turn red or white, you know what we’re talking about!

In the early stages they are smalle and cheaper to post or deliver due to being a lot lighter in weight.

At the moment we are only producing The old fashioned Shrub roses and selected climbers

If you are interested in Rose Cuttings grown on their own roots, drop us an e mail andwe will keep you up to dte with avaiilbility etc.

OUR MAGNIFICENT SEVEN ROSES.

We are often asked "Which are our favourite Roses" ? And "Which roses would we recommend" ? Unfortunately our favourites change quite often as their are so many fabulous new roses coming on the market every year.  Which roses we recommend is easier as we always have a few criteria that never changes.  HEALTH, PERFUME AND RELIABILITY.   Health is always top of our list as their is no point in having a beautiful rose if it s covered in disease through the summer.  Perfume comes next as this is always what most customers ask for. Reliability . All good roses should perform well year after year with the minimum of fuss.

With these rules in mind we have arrived at OUR MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Each of our seven has proven Reliable, Healthy over the years and they always delight us with their various perfumes and colours

For full details pease see the  OUR MAGNIFICENT SEVEN  on our Web Site

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Dec 14 • 2013 • ContainerFlowerFragranceGardenSummerThe World's Best Rosesfashionedlovely

The World's Best Roses

THE WREN floribunda 2008 , 3ft

A very attractive modern rose with a lovely old fashioned look Massesd of blooms thoughout the season of  apricot fading to pink.  The show starts in early summer ang goes on with hardly a break until the first frosts.  The healthy medium green foliage sets the blooms off to perfection. Will grown in the garden or a large container, but for the best results place in full sun. Makes a good cut flower A very pleasant sweet fragrance. Bred by Kordes in Germany.

AWARDS Gold standard Award 2010

Also known as Floral Fairytale and Afternoon Delight

Named to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Women's Royal Naval Service. The Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS; popularly and officially known as the Wrens) was the women's branch of the Royal Navy . ... First formed in 1917 for the First World War, it was disbanded in 1919, then revived in 1939 at the beginning of the Second World War, remaining active until integrated into the Royal Navy in 1993.

YORK MINSTER

FLORIBUNDA 2011    3FT-4FT

A lovely new floribunda bred to raise money for York Minster. Beautiful creamy/white blooms tinged with amber.  Repeat flowers from early summer right through until autumn. Reportedly a very healthy rose with good disease resistance. A sweet and pleasant perfume.

The York Minster Rose was launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011 with a presentation to HRH The Duke of York and Princess Beatrice.  The rose also featured in the 2011 award-winning Welcome to Yorkshire garden, The Art of Yorkshire.The rose was developed by Harkness roses and funds raised from sales will help to restore and preserve York Minster for future generations.

Awards. Gold Standard Award 2012

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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Sep 17 • 2013 • Rose of the WeekScented Rosegolden weddingroses

Rose of the Week - Golden Wedding

Height: 2ft - 3ft
Year: 1990
A superb rose with good deep yellow blooms and strong healthy growth, a combination that has made this rose ever popular. Flowers through the summer and autumn and is a great rose for cutting. Handsome glossy dark green foliage which makes this rose a perfect and attractive gift for that very "Special Occasion" It's just as happy in a container on the patio or in the garden. Visit: https://www.countrygardenroses.co.uk/shop/view/825-Golden-Wedding-Floribunda-Rose/

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Jun 19 • 2013 • AmericanGardenOakRoseRose NewsSmellTornadoTreesroses

Rose News From Around The World

TORNADO  WRECKS ROSE CENTRE

American Rose Center in the USA still cleaning up after May tornado.

The Gardens of the American Rose Centre in Shreveport will reopen later this month. The center lost 37 trees and sustained roof damage to all its buildings when an EF-1 tornado struck on the afternoon of May 16.

The headquarters of the American Rose Society is humming these days with the sound of chainsaws from tree removal contractors taking down the mostly pine and mature oak trees. Executive director Jeff Ware said tornado warnings are common, but this one was different. The staff huddled in their administrative building away from windows.

“There really wasn’t time to be frightened. We just did what needed to be done for safety. Then, we peeked outside and it was a different world," Ware said, during a recent interview at his office that was without power for a week. "The ground was covered in white hail. The temperature changed so quickly because of the a hail on the ground that it produced a fog. The whole area in the garden was covered in a dense fog. It looked like we were on another planet.”

This time of year, you’d normally smell the roses when you drive into the centre even with windows up, but that’s no longer the case. Ware said the severe storm took a toll on the rose bushes with winds that clocked about 100 miles per hour and dime-sized hail.

“Many of the roses were just stripped of leaves and blooms, and basically they’re stocks now. We expect most of them to come back, but we’re watching about 1,000 rose [bushes] that may eventually have to be replaced," Ware said.

The loss of trees will bring more light into the American Rose Centre, which will benefit the roses. The American Rose Centre has set aside a special account to help pay for the damage called "restoration."

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 09 • 2013 • FeaturesGardenPicnicRoseRose GardensStatuesTouristWaterroses

EXCITING NEW ROSE GARDEN

WYNYARD HALL HOTEL

Tees Valley’s Wynyard Hall Hotel will embark on a £4m investment plan, including the development of a cookery school, creating 50 jobs.

The hotel recently received planning permission to redevelop its walled garden and develop a cookery school, event space and accommodation, and visitor centre and café.

At the centre of the development will be a new Rose Garden which will mark the culmination of a long-held dream by the hall’s owner, Sir John Hall.

The plans for the Rose Garden include planting the biggest variety of roses in Europe along with water features, statues, Italian terraces and picnic areas– ensuring it will become a major tourist attraction in the North East.

Paul Mackings, chief executive for Cameron Hall Developments which owns Wynyard Hall, said: “The new plans stay true to Sir John Hall’s vision which is to create a wonderful space full of roses.

“I can’t emphasise enough how excited we are about these new plans – we want Wynyard Hall and its grounds to be a place for everyone to enjoy. We intend that the new Rose Garden and Visitor Centre will be somewhere that people will want to visit time and time again.

“Alongside the pure enjoyment of visiting the gardens throughout the year we also hope that our passion and commitment to providing the widest of rose species will encourage interest for horticulturists both here and abroad.“

Wynyard Hall say the development will create 40 full time, and 20 part time jobs.

Allison Antonopoulos, managing director of Wynyard Hall, said: “She was delighted that the plans had been given the green light.

“The development of the Walled Garden will allow us to continue with the restoration and development of this magnificent stately home for future generations to enjoy.“

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 21 • 2013 • Cliff RichardCountryDarcey BussellElaine PageGardenGreatestHadnallMayRose NewsShropshireroses

The Greatest Show On Earth

The Greatest Show On Earth

If you are looking for somewhere different to go this summer, why not pay a visit to the North Shropshire village of Hadnall where Country Garden Roses are putting on The Greatest Show On Earth . Some of the greatest names in entertainment are appearing from late May onwards.   Come and see show business legends CLIFF RICHARD,  ELAINE PAGE,  DARCEY BUSSELL, and JAMES GALWAY .  Special guest appearance of  the much loved talk show host  MICHAEL PARKINSON and  VICTORIA PENDLETON  the World and Olympic Champion cyclist. ROXANNE PALLETT of Emmerdale fame has promised to make an appearance at the end of May or early June.    Opera singer SUSAN DANIEL will also be here . Susan has been raising money for charities including  Help For Heroes   Also expected in June are Shropshire’s very own BROTHER CADFAEL and CHARLES DARWIN. To give the show a royal flavour PRINCE CHARLES and PRINCESS ANNE have promised to show up some time in June.  WILLIAM and CATHERINE  should also make an appearance, providing the weather is fine. The headliners are also supported by a cast of over Thirty Thousand which will include most of your usual favourites . If the weather is fine this summer, all roads should lead to Hadnall.  We may even allow you to take some of the stars home providing you promise to feed and water them well. For full details of the show see our extensive 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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