I love Spring, and I can’t wait until my roses bloom this season, new growth is slowly starting to appear.  If you are looking to add some beautiful roses to your garden, but have no idea where to start with all the many colours and varieties to choose from I have some beautiful David Austin roses to show you that I have planted in my garden.
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The Alnwick rose

A pretty rich pink rose. ‘The Alnwick Rose’ has nice rounded, bushy growth and produces its bloom intermittently from early summer. This rose has a lovely old rose fragrance with just a hint of raspberry. This rose is named after the superb Alnwick Garden. 

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William Morris

‘William Morris’ is a beautiful colour of apricot-pink, paling slightly on the outside of the petals. There is a strong fragrance with elements of tea and fruit. It is extremely hardy and reliable, making it an ideal rose for further back in the border. Named after the artist, designer and writer to mark the centenary of the University of East London.


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Charlotte

Exquisite flowers of a soft yellow, each bloom is packed with numerous small petals, arranged around a classic button eye. There is a medium-strong and very pleasant Tea Rose fragrance. Charlotte has excellent green foliage and a compact, bushy habit, with even, upright growth. Charlotte is one of the most beautiful of the yellow English Roses. Dedicated to Charlotte, who is one of David Austin’s granddaughters.

 

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Jude The Obscure

This one is one of my favourite roses Jude is very free-flowering. The petals are medium yellow on the inside and pale yellow on the outside. Its award-winning fragrance is extremely strong with a delicious fruity note reminiscent of guava and sweet white wine. David Austin Roses recommend that you plant this rose near to the house or close a seating area or path, where its delicious perfume can be enjoyed.  Jude the Obscure is named after the character in Thomas Hardy’s novel of the same name.

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Heritage

Heritage has a very soft clear pink at the centre, while the outer petals are almost white. There is a beautiful fragrance, with overtones of fruit, honey and carnation on a myrrh background. ‘Heritage’ is a shapely, well-rounded shrub with strong, bushy growth and typical, pointed, greyish-green Hybrid Musk Rose foliage, and best of all, it is almost thornless.

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To encourage repeat flowering for your roses you must dead head the spent blooms.  Now is a good time to feed your roses for lasting and beautiful blooms all season.  My garden also has many iceberg roses, both standard size and in a bush rose, I find they flower for such a long time and are very hardy in windy and dry conditions.  They make a beautiful border to my garden. 

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