The Teddington Gardener

Just a few roses…

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Remember Me

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Rose of Picardy (David Austin)

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Rose of Picardy – love the slender buds too

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The Jubilee rose garden at RHS Wisley – nothing but roses here

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Chandos Beauty – with a Huge Fragrance

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Nostalgia

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Nostalgia in bud

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Crown Princess Margareta (David Austin)

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Crown Princess Margareta (David Austin)

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Fellowship in bud

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Fellowship

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Grace (David Austin)

and finally, Grace, once more. These are all in the original rose garden at Wisley, small-ish, enclosed, formal beds filled with many kinds of shrub roses and some climbers. Symmetrical and balanced with pretty much no other planting save for the roses. By contrast, the Bowes-Lyons rose garden, which is much more expansive, mixes roses with all manner of complimentary herbaceous perennial planting, grasses and shrubs too – on a wide, sloping site with views into the gardens and House beyond. Altogether a different kettle of fish, but I’m saving a visit there for another day.

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Grace (David Austin)

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