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  • Climbers on Walls

    One of the best places to grow a climber is on a wall, particularly the walls of a house. Roses always look best when closest to where we live. The formality of architecture contrasts beautifully with the natural growth of the roses. A wall also has the effect of drawing roses to a much greater […]

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  • Climbers on Structures

    Roses are seldom better displayed than when looking down at us from above, so Climbing Roses are the amongst the most valuable of all garden roses. They are perfectly suited to growing over arches and on pillars, trellises, pergolas, pillars and obelisks. Nearly all climbers have the advantage of repeat-flowering, providing colour and interest all […]

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  • Roses in Arrangements

    One of the great pleasures of growing roses is to cut and arrange them in the home. Whether a single flower in a narrow jar or a vase overflowing with blooms, roses bring life to a room in way few other things can. Almost all roses are suitable for cutting but Old Roses and David […]

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  • RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015

    The garden, surrounded by walls and hedging, had an intimate feel. Once inside, you felt transported from the bustling showground to an English country garden at the height of summer. The borders overflowed with a blend of English Roses and shrub roses, whilst the walls and pillars were festooned with floriferous rambling roses. The centrepiece of […]

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  • RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2015

    The exhibit recreated a traditional English Rose Garden. An arbour festooned in rambling roses made a spectacular focal point. It was surrounded by borders overflowing with glorious English Roses. Visitors to the show were able to get up close to the roses, enjoying the full force of their beauty and delicious, heady scents.

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  • RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014

    The garden had an intimate feel – with benches tucked away in corners and a courtyard with an al fresco dining area, laid for Afternoon Tea, served on David Austin’s English Rose tableware. The centrepiece of the garden was an oversized rustic planter filled with ‘Kew Garden’s’ mass of single, white flowers and the contrasting […]

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