A busy day at Petersham Nurseries – hundreds of new roses from David Austin… (Advertorial Alert!!)

A busy day at Petersham Nurseries, collecting a generous delivery of roses from David Austin - more standard roses including Desdemona, Tranquility and Olivia Rose Austin - large specimen shrubs and large specimen climbers plus a whole host of shrubs, climbers, ramblers (and repeat flowering ramblers at that) to keep us happy for a week…

Margaret Merrill – an exceptionally fragrant rose from the Oil of Ulay beauty consultant

One of my most favourite roses, which I've just bought as a standard specimen, with large ruffled creamy white and intensely fragrant flowers - a floribunda of great style, poise and with superb health. And oh! did I mention the fragrance! The rose was chosen by Oil of Ulay/Oil of Olay and named for their…

Roses all the way at Petersham Nurseries… new, modern, old-fashioned and classic…

Eglantyne, LD Braithwaite, Mary Rose, Claire Austin, Francine Austin, Margaret Merril, Pat Austin, Super Excelsa, Harlow Carr, Maid Marion, Wildeve, Brother Cadfael... are all there as standards. The large shrubs - in distinctive green and gold 15l tubs, include Boscobel, Royal Jubilee, Scepter'd Isle, Princess Anne, The Alnwick Rose, The Lady's Blush, Wildeve... probably more...…

A slice of Petersham and “Wisteria Watch” on Ham Common

  Petersham Nurseries enjoying the sunshine today. Filling up with plants, happily, with more to come especially if this good weather keeps up. There is an excellent collection Old Roses, and rarities amongst them too (I should know! The rose selection is a real treat and while I think I know a lot about roses,…