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Its been another very unusual year, isn’t it always. A balmy winter with daffodils flowering at Christmas and roses flowering well into the new year if left unpruned. Now with May Day approaching we have been thrown back into winter with snow, hail and  single figure temperatures. Mother nature always seems to find a way to balance things out. Thankfully we have planted all our rose stocks which have had a good watering in and we look forward to a perfect summer with clear sunny skies by day and a gentle overnight rain…dream on.

Nostalgic Rose Aphrodite

Nostalgic Rose Aphrodite

So another year has passed and we are pleased to announce some  new additions to our Delbard and Renaissance collections along with the introduction of a small number of Nostalgic roses. The latter have been bred by Tantau of Germany and extend the range of modern roses with old fashioned looks and fragrance. They differ however in being more compact than others of this type and are  thus more suitable where space is limited. A new climber in the same mould is Cumberland bred by Harkness which bears large, full, quartered blooms of dark crimson.

Climbing Rose Cumberland

Climbing Rose Cumberland

The Persica roses are very different and novel. We have two newcomers from Chris Warner , Eye of The Tiger and Smiling Eyes which add to the colour palette. Both form compact shrubs and show outstanding resistance to disease. Also from Chris is a new highly fragrant climber Scent From Heaven which has been named as Rose of the Year 2017.

Persica Rose, Eye of The Tiger

Persica Rose, Eye of The Tiger

 

 

Of course we still have our fantastic range of Old roses which are the real stars of our collection. They are a very diverse bunch and offer something distinctly different from modern varieties.We hope you enjoy our website .

Hybrid Perpetual Paul Ricault

Hybrid Perpetual    Paul Ricault

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