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.
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.
Vanessa at the Glasgow International Rose Trials.
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.
May 13th, 2013
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.
May 13th, 2013
We are pleased to open our online store for bare root roses for delivery this coming Autumn.
February 11th, 2013
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.
February 3rd, 2013
Peter 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.
December 14th, 2012
We would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.
August 28th, 2012
Trevor at the St.Albans Trials
Trevor picking up a trophy at Glasgow
- Glasgow International Rose Trials
Every year rose breeders send their best roses for trials throughout the world.
We are proud to be involved in the judging of these roses to help determine not only those which perform well but have those extra qualities that set them apart from existing varieties.
In the last month we have judged at both St.Albans and at Glasgow. Considering the weather we have endured most roses have provided an excellent display.