Chelsea Quartet

David Austin have launched just four new roses this year at RHS Chelsea, including a repeat flowering rambler, The Albrighton Rambler that, to my mind, will be a best seller for the Shropshire firm. So pretty! So useful...Carolyn Knight is a sport of Summer Song, a rich gold to the parental burnt orange. Thomas a…

Clematis, Queen of Climbers

Rebecca, a Raymond Evison clematis (The Chelsea feature for 2008 and named after Raymond Evison's eldest daughter. Clematis Rebecca has stunning large red flowers and flowers freely over a long season.) Today I have mostly been working with, and reading this evening about, clematis. The large, summer flowering varieties are coming into bloom in a…