David Austin Roses

Introducing ‘Strawberry Hill’ David Austin Rose

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I don’t think there is a happier color in the world than pink. Especially the perfect shade of strawberry-pink like that of Austin’s ‘Strawberry Hill’ rose, actually named for Horace Walpole’s Gothic Castle in Twickenham. Introduced in 2006 (Registration name: Ausrimini), ‘Strawberry Hill’ has very full, very large blossoms borne in generous clusters. The scent […]

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‘Munstead Wood’ (one of the prettiest David Austin roses)

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Here is ‘Munstead Wood’ looking lovely in our garden last autumn. After the pitiful amount of roses we had during the summer, it was especially nice to see this one blooming well into October (when most of these photos were taken.) I have a theory that the plentiful thorns and a thicker peduncle helped prevent […]

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Constance Spry

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Up until about 5 minutes ago I was feeling quite sassy thinking I had a nice nest egg of photos of the garden to pull from for the blog this winter. Nope. Not nearly as much as I thought (I blame my iPhone addiction which kept me from picking up the Nikon as much as […]

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Heart Shaped

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I’ll be back soon with some more rosy posts. In the meantime, ‘Princess Alexandra of Kent’ would like to wish you a Happy Monday.

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Introducing ‘Princess Alexandra of Kent’ David Austin Rose

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Meet ‘Princess Alexandra of Kent’, a deep pink beauty growing happily in our container garden. When this rose was in her full flush last June, every day I oohed and awed and how lovely (and huge!) the blossoms were and was quite pleased with it’s disease resistance–not a speck on those leaves. But then midgegate […]

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Revisiting ‘Heritage’ David Austin Rose

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In our former residence, our garden looked quite different than it does now as everything was squashed into containers on a postage-stamp sized patio. So, not a lot of room for roses although I did manage to grow a few including this David Austin beauty, ‘Heritage’. Blooming from spring until frost with shell pink flowers […]

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