In the pink – The Albrighton Rambler

The Albrighton Rambler - a repeat flowering rambling rose introduced this year by David Austin. This was always going to be my favourite of this year's clutch of new roses from rose breeder, David Austin - a rarity amongst rambling roses, one that flowers several times (repeatedly) in the season (and not just once, a…

Carolyn Knight, 2013 Introduction from David Austin

Carolyn Knight, David Austin 2013 After a week away exploring Yorkshire, I'm back at Syon today and checking on the progress of the new 2013 introductions from David Austin - Thomas à Becket, The Lady Gardener, The Albrighton Rambler and Carolyn Knight. Thomas is flowering prolifically, even in this heat, and is a joy. I'll attempt…

Chelsea Quartet

David Austin have launched just four new roses this year at RHS Chelsea, including a repeat flowering rambler, The Albrighton Rambler that, to my mind, will be a best seller for the Shropshire firm. So pretty! So useful...Carolyn Knight is a sport of Summer Song, a rich gold to the parental burnt orange. Thomas a…