Spring is in the air

March 2nd, 2014
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‘Hare on the Run’ by Scottish artist Dawn Maciocia

Leap into action for there is only one month left in which you can order bare root roses.

Now is an ideal time for planting your roses with the days getting longer, temperatures rising and the music of song birds upon us.

Discounts on David Austin Roses

February 7th, 2014
Graham Thomas

Graham Thomas

We are offering some of the most popular David Austin English Roses at incredible prices as long as stocks last until the end of the season. Remember you only pay £6.90 post and packing to UK addresses no matter the size of the order.

Graham Thomas remains one of the most popular Austin varieties even though it was launched back in 1983. It has great vigour and a wonderful Tea fragrance and can be used as both a shrub or a climber.

 

 

Winchester cathedral

Winchester cathedral

Pat Austin

Pat Austin

Evelyn

Evelyn

Christmas Delivery 2013

December 17th, 2013
Boule de Neige (Snow Ball ) .

Boule de Neige (Snow Ball ) .

Orders placed after 17th December will not be despatched until Jan 6th 2014.Many thanks to all our customers we hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Trevor & Vanessa

Summer Ramblings

September 12th, 2013

With such a long cold spring the sunny summer weather has been a great relief for all of us. Although later than usual we were treated to a show of roses with perfect petals and intense colours.

The hot dry weather meant we could bud our crop for next year without interruption and we are very excited to add some further varieties to our list….watch this space.

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A picture of concentration

Our trip north to the Glasgow International Rose Trials was a chance to see some of the newer varieties coming onto the market and also to sample some of the famed Glaswegian hospitality. Tolcross Park is a real hidden gem and close to some of the venues for the Commonwealth games next year.

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Vanessa at the Glasgow International Rose Trials.

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The borders at Mottisfont

The gardens at Mottisfont Abbey were superb this year.They hold the national collection of Old Roses and showcase how these varieties can be used in a garden setting..a place of homage for all rose lovers.

Spring is here

May 13th, 2013

Peter the Peacock strolling in the bluebells

Peter the Peacock strolling in the bluebells


After a washout last summer and a long cold winter we can only hope for better this year. The May Bank Holiday proved that things can change… we must make the most of our great outdoors while we can. Good gardening for 2013.

New for this season

May 13th, 2013

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Night Owl a stunning new shrub rose

Now taking orders for Autumn 2013

May 13th, 2013

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We are pleased to open our online store for bare root roses for delivery this coming Autumn.

Last order date now 1st April for this seasons bare root roses.

March 12th, 2013
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The parent of many fine rambling roses,Rosa wichuriana is a magnificent rose in its own right. Quite recently botanists decided to omit the ‘i’ as thus it should now be known as Rosa wichurana.

Special offer on six of the best

February 11th, 2013
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The superb Damask Rose ‘Jacques Cartier’

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The wonderful Portland damask Rose ‘Rose de Rescht’ .

La Reine Victoria a highly fragrant Bourbon rose

La Reine Victoria a highly fragrant Bourbon rose

Hybrid Musk Rose 'Buff Beauty'

Hybrid Musk Rose ‘Buff Beauty’

The wonderful English rose 'Abraham Darby

The wonderful English rose ‘Abraham Darby

 

Golden Celebration oneof the best English Roses

Golden Celebration one of the best English Roses

 

We are offering a special discount on these six stunning, repeat flowering roses, while stocks last. They are all highly fragrant and would be sure to make a fabulous addition to any garden. All are £2.00 off our normal retail price. You can order just one or as many as you like.

Peter Beales ‘King of Roses’

February 3rd, 2013

20030520-Peter-Beales-Posing-for-a-photo-on-the-standPeter Beales the great rosarian and aficionado of the old roses sadly passed away on 27th of January. Peter played a huge part in the salvation of many old roses and was a great ambassador for roses of all sorts.His numerous awards and accolades bear testament to his passion for the nations favourite flower.

For me he was a great mentor and will be hugely missed.
Trevor White