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From my walk through Chelsea, to the very last moment – a few hours in the company of the world’s greatest flower show….
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Rather a cheat, this, a gallery of the Rose Marquee exhibits, but time is short and I will lay claim to the ‘if a picture paints a thousand words’ argument and leave you with twenty four thousand of them… I would make a mention of the Historic Roses Group, who were once again exhibiting (and gained a Bronze Medal this year). I joined last year – a five year membership – and Ann Cannings, their Membership secretary remembered me and […]
Categories: David Austin roses, Flower Shows, Open to the public, Roses • Tags: David Austin Roses, Fryers roses, Hampton Court Flower Show, Historic Roses Group, Peter Beales, RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Rose Marquee, roses, Style Roses
A look at the other rose nurseries exhibiting at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, which finished on Sunday. Mattocks, Fryers, Bill le Grice, Style Roses, Harkness, Peter Beales, Eastcroft Roses, Pococks…. The Historic Roses Group too, a member of which I now am. Hybrid Teas and Floribundas, in the main, with modern shrubs, some climbers and ramblers, species roses too. A rainbow of colours from the very muted (Julia’s Rose, Nimbus) through to eye-searing (Super Trouper) and all points (and […]
Categories: Flower Shows, General comment, Roses • Tags: Awards, Bill le Grice, David Austin, David Austin Roses, Eastcroft, Fryers, Hampton Court, Harkness, Mattocks, Peter Beales, Pococks, RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, roses, Style Roses
The beautiful Damask rose, Mme Hardy, introduced in 1832, making this an outstanding old girl. Peter Beales in his excellent reference ‘Classic Roses,’ writes An elegant and sumptuous rose which can hold its own against any in the shrubbery. Flowers pure white, full double and quite large considering the number it produces. Centre petals are folded inwards exposing a rich green eye. Strongly scented. Growth, although strong and vigorous,is accommodating. Foliage bright, almost lime green, especially when young. An outstanding […]