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Poor Soil

Poor Soil

The roses listed here are suitable for growing in poor soil. They are all particularly strong, robust varieties. The Old Roses are great survivors, and are, unsurprisingly, extremely tough and hardy, particularly the Gallicas, which will even grow in poor gravelly soil if required. The Rugosas are another group of roses that will grow in soil that other roses might be unable to thrive in. Some of David Austin’s English Roses and few of the Floribundas are also suitable for growing in poor soils.

   

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  1. Gabriel Oak

    Gabriel Oak

    English Shrub Rose
    A magnificent variety, bearing large, many petalled rosette blooms. They are a striking shade of deep pink, the outer petals of each bloom paling slightly over time. The beauty of the blooms is enhanced by a wonderful, strong fruity fragrance. A vigorous rose; it forms a very shapely, broad, rounded shrub with mulberry purple stems and dark green foliage, giving the overall impression of richness and abundance. Named after the beloved character in Thomas Hardy’s novel, Far from the Madding Crowd. David Austin, 2019.
    £20.00 - £27.00
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  2. Claire Austin

    Claire Austin

    English Climbing Rose
    This vigorous, upright rose makes a very good climber in both beauty and performance. It bears pleasingly cupped, pale lemon buds which gradually open to large, creamy white flowers, the outer petals perfectly arranged in concentric circles. They have a strong myrrh fragrance with dashes of meadowsweet, vanilla and heliotrope. The growth is strong and particularly healthy, and it is clothed in attractive matt green foliage. Named for the daughter of David Austin Senior. DavidᅠAustin, 2007.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  1. Kew Gardens

    Kew Gardens

    English Shrub Rose
    Small, single flowers held in very large heads, rather like a hydrangea, produced almost continuously from early summer into autumn. Soft apricot buds open to pure white, with a hint of soft lemon behind the stamens. It is extremely healthy and almost thornless. The growth is bushy and rather upright. David Austin, 2009.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  2. Olivia Rose Austin

    Olivia Rose Austin

    English Shrub Rose
    Pretty buds open to beautiful, cupped rosettes of an even, mid pink colouring. They have a light to medium fruity fragrance. It commences flowering exceptionally early in the season and flowers in flushes until well into the autumn. It forms a very healthy, well-balanced shrub with dark green foliage, which shows off the flowers to the very best effect. Named after the daughter of David Austin Junior and granddaughter of David Austin Senior. David Austin, 2014.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  1. Princess Anne

    Princess Anne

    English Shrub Rose
    The young flowers are deep pink, almost red, fading to pure rich pink. The rather narrow petals are unusually substantial, with a hint of yellow on their undersides. Held in large, fragrant clusters, they are produced with remarkable freedom. A particularly healthy variety; it forms a bushy, upright shrub with thick, succulent, highly polished foliage. Named for Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal.. David Austin, 2010.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  2. Roald Dahl

    Roald Dahl

    English Shrub Rose
    Soft orange-red buds open to medium-sized, cupped rosettes of perfect apricot colouring. They are extremely robust and have a lovely fruity Tea scent. Very healthy; it matures into an attractive, rounded, bushy shrub with few thorns. Named to mark the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth, with the approval of his wife, Liccy Dahl – the colouring reminiscent of the eponymous peach in James and the Giant Peach. A total of £100,000 has been donated to Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity from sales of this rose. David Austin, 2016.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  1. Emily Brontë

    Emily Brontë

    English Shrub Rose
    An exceptionally beautiful rose with distinctive neat, flat blooms. Each bloom is a lovely soft pink, the smaller central petals deepening to rich apricot and surrounding deep-set stamens. The strong Tea scent becomes more Old Rose, with delicious hints of lemon and grapefruit. It forms a bushy shrub with strong, healthy, upright growth. Named for the Brontë Society to celebrate the bicentenary of the novelist’s birth. David Austin 2018
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  2. Lady of Shalott

    Lady of Shalott

    English Shrub Rose
    Rich orange-red buds open to chalice-shaped blooms, filled with loosely arranged, orange petals. The surrounding outer petals are salmon-pink with beautifully contrasting golden-yellow undersides. There is a pleasant, warm Tea fragrance, with hints of spiced apple and cloves. It quickly forms a bushy shrub with slightly arching stems and mid-green leaves, which have attractive, slightly bronzed tones when young. The name is taken from one of Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poems to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his birth. David Austin, 2009.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  1. The Generous Gardener

    The Generous Gardener

    English Climbing Rose
    Bears beautifully formed flowers, which nod gracefully on the stem. When the petals open they expose numerous stamens, providing an almost water lily-like effect. The flowers are a pale glowing pink and have a delicious fragrance with aspects of Old Rose, musk and myrrh. Named for the National Gardens Scheme. DavidᅠAustin, 2002.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  2. Lichfield Angel

    Lichfield Angel

    English Shrub Rose
    Pale peachy pink buds gradually open to form neatly cupped, cream rosettes. Each bloom has a perfect ring of waxy petals enclosing numerous smaller petals. Eventually the petals turn back to form a large, domed flower. It forms a vigorous, rounded, almost thornless shrub, its blooms nodding attractively on the branch. Named after an 8th century limestone sculptured panel, discovered in Lichfield Cathedral. David Austin, 2006.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  1. The Pilgrim

    The Pilgrim

    English Climbing Rose
    This variety has particularly beautiful blooms. The buds open to reveal many petalled cups, which gradually form large, flat rosettes. The colour is a very attractive shade of soft yellow, the petals paling prettily towards the edges. The flowers have a medium strength fragrance, which is a perfect balance of Tea and myrrh. It will quickly reach some height and still produce flowers and leaves lower down the plant. Named after the pilgrims in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. DavidᅠAustin, 1991.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  2. Crimson Shower

    Crimson Shower

    Rambling Rose
    They are held in large clusters against dark, shiny foliage. It starts to flower around midsummer, continuing into September. The long, flexible growth makes it easy to train. Norman, 1951.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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