David Austin Roses have been grown on their family farm in Shropshire and nurtured by hand for over 60 years. The roses have the most beautiful blooms and in most cases a wonderful fragrance and are hard to beat for sheet exuberance.
Beautiful, iconic, versatile and instantly recognisable, roses thrive in full sun (they can cope with partial shade) and flower abundantly from early summer in an amazing choice of colours. Available in many forms including shrub, patio, standard, floribunda, rambling and climbing. A rose for every garden!
One of the most popular rose is the Gertrude Jekyll (shown in image), available as a climber and a shrub. Always one of the first English roses to start flowering, the perfect scrolled buds open to large rosette-shaped flowers of bright glowing pink. The beautiful perfectly balanced old rose scent is often described as being the quintessential Old Rose fragrance.
Roses like a rich, moist, well-drained soil. Being a ‘hungry’ plant mulch annually with organic matter such as well-rotted farm manure and use a specific rose feed in the summer to encourage flowering.
Single flower roses are loved by our garden pollinators and are used by leaf cutter bees to make their nests.
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