Hampton Court Flower Show – Part 2 (Festival of Roses)

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 – the show gardens, the great pavillion, the roses and … well, pretty much everything

From my walk through Chelsea, to the very last moment - a few hours in the company of the world's greatest flower show....

Roses all the way at Hampton Court Flower Show

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…

The Rose Marquee at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

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…

White Lace & Emeralds

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…