Roses at Kew Gardens – Wild Roses, Old Roses, English Roses. A Grand Start and so much more to come…

and the new 2015/16 Handbook of Roses, which I picked up at the first RHS London Rose Show today... and a duck, at Kew Gardens, to round things off!! The Rose Garden at Kew Gardens today - with a lot of roses popping but still much, much, much more to come - a fine selection…

Hip, Hip, Hooray (again…) More from the Rose Garden at Kew

Flowers there are in the Rose Garden at Kew- and a real treat they were too - but this is what I was expecting - a grand show of Rose Hips. Well, actually that is not strictly true, I wasn't anticipating this brilliant extravaganza from the modern pink shrub rose, Bonica (above and below). It…

Rose Heaven – The New Season at Petersham Nurseries

    La Belle Sultane Rosa Mundi Kazanlik Honorine de Brabant Madame Isaac Pereire Souvenir de la Malmaison Variegata di Bologna Blanc double de Coubert Hansa Peach Grootendorst Rosa rugosa Alba Schneezwerg Emporeur du Maroc Ferdinand Pichard Hugh Dickson Reine des Violettes Nur Mahal Bengal Beauty Cramoisi Superieur Louis XIV Perle D'Or Gruss an Aachen…