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Mar 04 • 2013 • ClimberFlowersHealthyNew Roses For 2013PurpleStripedWhitebloomsfoliage

NEW ROSES FOR 2013

OH WOW

CLIMBING ROSE

8FT-10FT

OH WOW is exactly the reaction you will have when you see this beautiful climber.

Purple and white striped blooms cover this stunner all summer long. The large exotic flowers appear in flushes from spring to autumn and are a real head turner. A very healthy rose with glossy medium green foliage which has excellent disease resistance and will tolerate a little shade. The perfume is not very strong but quite pleasant. Makes quite an unusual show as a cut flower.

Bred in the USA by Tom Carruth where it is known as 'Purple Splash'

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

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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 • Climbing.AwardFlowersGoldenNew Roses For 2013PatioSmall.WhiteSummerrepeat

NEW ROSES FOR 2013

WHITE STAR

Patio Climbing rose 6ft-8ft A lovely award winning small white climber which flowers all summer long.

Plenty of attractive repeat blooms of white with golden stamens and the petals have a ruffled appearance.

Quite versatile as it will grow on a South or North facing wall and is quite happy in the garden or container.

Healthy glossy medium green foliage which is very disease resistant

Scented.

GOLD STANDARD AWARD WINNER

 

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 Harkness. UK 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 30 • 2013 • Rose of the Weekrosessally holmesshrub roses

Rose of the Week - Sally Holmes

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="400"] Rose of the Week - Sally Holmes[/caption] This award winning rose is one of our favourite shrub roses. Exceptionally large trusses of beautiful buff to ivory blooms, with silvery pink edging. 

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Jan 24 • 2013 • BloomBudsBushesColdGrowingMarketRose NewsThornWarmerroses

ROSE NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Mumbai, Jan. 18:

A warmer winter this year has turned out to be a thorn in the flesh for rose growing farmers. In Pune and across Bangalore, the winter temperature has increased by 4 degree Celsius. Both these centres are major areas for rose cultivation. The higher than normal temperature has resulted in an earlier bloom of roses. This, in turn, has advanced the arrival of the roses in the market. Planters project that at least 25 per cent of the blooms are set to arrive in the market much ahead of Valentine’s Day this year. The ongoing concern of floriculturists is that the sharp rise in temperature could lead to damage and consequent rejection of export consignments. In the domestic market, most planters are expecting a glut that would result in prices plunging. Roses fetch the maximum value during the week preceding Valentine’s Day, with prices rising as high as Rs 10 a stem in the wholesale market compared with Rs 2-4 on an average day. For the fiscal 2011-12, India exported about Rs 320 crore worth of flowers, half of which were roses. Usually, roses take around 45-50 days to grow. Farmers generally begin pruning the rose bushes by the first week of December. This tends to yield a good crop by January 26. Between January 26 and February 14, roses are stored in cold rooms, and then shipped to Amsterdam ready for the auctions, to be finally shipped across the retail markets in Europe. This year, farmers’ fear that the buds are bound to be ready to harvest by January 21, five days ahead of schedule. “These roses would not be accepted by exporters, because they would be too early for dispatch to Europe for Valentine’s Day buyers. Farmers would be forced to sell it in the domestic market, putting pressure on prices,” said Milind Manerikar, Chief Executive Officer of Sankalp Farms, a major rose grower near Pune. He said that if the rose buds do get exported, they are bound to suffer damage due to the early blooming. This, Manerikar says, could result in disputes between the buyers and the sellers. Bangalore-based rose farmer Shreekant Shivappa said that such temperature rises prove to be a double whammy for farmers. “On the one hand, prices of all agriculture inputs are increasing and on the other, the farmers’ margins are shrinking. Rose farming is increasing becoming an unviable business,” he said. Agriculture expert Jagadeesh Sunkad said that such unusual weather is a result of climate change. “Not just roses, even other cash crops such as rubber and tea are bound to be affected given the undue stress. It is time we send an SOS to the government,” he said.

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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Jan 02 • 2013 • RoseRose of the Weekparkyroses

Rose of the Week - Parky

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="386"] Parky[/caption] A lovely shrub rose that was selected by the RHS for their Chelsea Flower Show Collection which is a great endorsement in itself.

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Dec 19 • 2012 • Rose of the Weekroseswollerton old hall

Rose of the Week - Wollerton Old Hall

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="255"] Wollerton Old Hall[/caption]

This is the most fragrant of this year’s new varieties and, indeed, one of the most fragrant of all English Roses

   

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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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Nov 28 • 2012 • Rose of the Weekroses

Rose of the Week - You're Beautiful

A rose of pure quality which has already earned the title 'Rose Of The Year' [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="250"] You're Beautiful[/caption]

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Nov 09 • 2012 • AfghanistanCannabisFieldsIllicitOpiumRose NewsTradedrugsroses

Rose News From Around The World

AFGHANISTAN

Roses or Drugs !

Afghanistan depends on agriculture - and that means: on the illicit drug trade. The Afghan government is fighting opium and cannabis on farmers' fields, and now, a Canadian businesswoman has joined the fray.

She has never been to Afghanistan, and originally, she actually wanted to become a social worker. But now, Barb Stegemann is doing good business with Afghanistan. The 42-year-old imports the oil won from rose and orange petals and mixes them into perfumes.

Her scents are not only sold over the Internet, but also can be found on the shelves of large department stores in her home country of Canada and in several duty-free shops at airports. What is helping Stegemann is also having a positive effect on Afghanistan. When farmers plant roses and oranges and can make money with them, there will be fewer opium poppies in the fields.

Stegemann knows she is only scratching the surface with her business. Most Afghan farmers are still planting huge quantities of opium and cannabis, rather than legal crops, like oranges and roses. With a market share of some 90 percent, Afghanistan is the largest producer of opiates worldwide, according to the United Nations.

Building up trust Opium Poppies

Most farmers in Afghanistan still prefer growing opium and cannabis

Stegemann, however, hopes that her example will encourage other investors to realize similarly innovative investment ideas abroad. Trade helps to build trust and is a key to development in this crisis region, she says.

Some 80 percent of Afghans today live from agriculture. There have been many attempts to ween farmers away from the drug trade. Since 2004, the German NGO, Welthungerhilfe, has been helping farmers plant roses and harvest the oil.

Barb Stegemann got the idea for her business from her best friend who was a soldier in Afghanistan. Learning more about the country, Stegemann stumbled across an Afghan trader, Abdullah Arsala, who had already started a business with essential oils as an alternative souce of income for farmers. Stegemann planned her end of the business in her own garage and initially bought oil from Arsala for around $2,000 (1,560 euros).

"The banks didn't want to give me a loan," she told Deutsche Welle. "So, I had to put it on my visa card." Within a month she had the money back.

After her appareance on a Canadian TV show two years ago she managed to convince an investor. Since then, her company "7 Virtues" has invested some $100,000 in Afghanistan. Her business partner, Abdullah Arsala, has 15 regular employees in his country. During the harvest season, another 2,500 seasonal workers are hired. "Roses and oranges are a good substitute for opium," he says. "But these plants take between three and five years until they reach full bloom." Many farmers can't afford to wait that long, he lamented.

Drugs trade twice as lucrative

Marijuana Crop

NATO troops try to curb the opium trade and subsidize other crops

Opium, on the other hand, can be harvested several times a year, depending on the weather. The sellers can get up to twice as much as they get with the petals and oils, explains Afghanistan expert, Jane Kursawe, of the German Institute of Global and Area Studies. "Many would prefer not to grow opium," she told DW. They know it is banned and many would find it easier to enter the legal crops trade, if they had support for purchasing seeds and fertilizer and setting up irrigation systems.

The projects aimed at alternatives, like roses or saffron, not only have positive sides though, cautions Kursawe. "The price for rose oil dropped rapidly after some time because suddenly there was so much supply. And that has made it less attractive again compared to opium."

But there is no need to abandon such projects. What is needed over the long term, Kursawe emphasizes, is an effort to break the dependence on agriculture, to develop infrastructure, and with that, to boost other sectors of the Afghan economy.

Barb Stegemann is already taking her business to the next level: She now imports oil from Haiti and plans to take her perfumes to the European 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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Oct 31 • 2012 • HalfPriceRose NewsSaleSelectedSuplusVarietiersroses

ROSE SALE

Sale! 50% Off Selected Roses

We have a surplus of some varieties of roses and are offering them at

HALF PRICE

to clear.

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

www.countrygardenroses.co.uk

 

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Oct 24 • 2012 • BeginnersBonicaChildEasiestGrowLuckyRose Tipsrosesspecial

ROSES FOR BEGINNERS

We are often asked which roses are the easiest to grow and look after. We have listed the Top Ten Roses that are suitable for beginners.

(George Best)

APHRODITE

BONICA

GARDENERS GLORY

GEORGE BEST

LUCKY

REBECCA MARY

RED FINESSE

SPECIAL CHILD

SUMMER BEAUTY

TICKLED PICK (Special Child)

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

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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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