Since the 80s I have been in love with David Austin Roses. A highlight of each growing season is their new releases.
Last week on Rose Chat Michael Marriott, garden designer from David Austin Roses, was with us to talk about the 2015 introductions for the US and Canada.
If you’ve never heard Michael speak, well do listen to the podcast. While I can give you the pictures and a few facts, Michael can escort you to the very essence of these roses with his charming British accent. Michael also gave us a history lesson on the Chelsea Flower Show and his top tips for growing great roses. You can listen by clicking the Rose Chat logo below…
THE LADY GARDENER: It is said of this rose that it “nearly buries itself in perfume and flowers from early summer to frost.” Read more.
THE ALBRIGHTON RAMBLER: This rose is said to have “exceptional prettiness and charm.” Read more.
THOMAS a BECKET: “A particularly strong and healthy rose, with exceptional old rose fragrance.” Read more.
MAID MARION: “Maid Marion produced some of the most superbly formed flowers we have seen.” Read more.
For other articles I’ve written on David Austin roses, read on.
Of course I want them all, but since I have been working on a living fence on the south side of our garden for the last 2 years, I think I am going with the ramblers. Aren’t they just amazing! Most ramblers grow to 20′ … and in some cases 30′. I think these ramblers growing only to about 10′ will fit my space very nicely.
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
Of course you too can have them all, but I’m curious, if you could choose only one of these pretties, which one would you choose?