Pruning, care and maintenance plan for your roses, starring Mottisfont Abbey

There have been some changes at Mottisfont in Hampshire. A new garden has been created and there is a new-ish visitor centre. But these notes and images are more about the practicalities of growing Old Roses, with detail from winter and spring. For those wishing to delve deeper into the art and science of rose…

Pruning, care and maintenance plan for your roses, starring Mottisfont Abbey

The beautiful collection of Old Roses at Mottisfont Abbey in Hampshire - displayed in three separate walled gardens, each with its own distinct character and altogether showcasing several hundred Old Roses varieties with a range of complimentary plants. And the fragrance! Be still my beating heart! Actually, there is a new garden there, that I…

Guess what? More roses! Hopes for a return to Mottisfont too…

And after this little teaser, I'll be opening the flood-gates as I hope to get to Mottisfont tomorrow - the National Trust property in Hampshire and National Collection of Old Roses established by Graham Stuart Thomas (weather and other commitments allowing). 'Tis June and it is roses, all the way. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mottisfont/things-to-see-and-do/article-1355842043826/ Mottisfont World-famous roses Every…