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Rosa ‘Francis E. Lester’

‘Francis E. Lester’ is garlanding the railings and threading through the bush ivy. The big heads of scented single roses in apple-blossom shades will be on display for six weeks or so. Though only flowering once it will set lots … Continue reading

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Looking Rosy

The first flush of the garden roses is well underway. ¬†They can prove irresistible. ¬†Last year there was a successful prosecution of a rose thief, arrested in the early hours of the morning climbing over the railings with a bucket … Continue reading

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Me old china

  Rosa chinensis sanguinea, flowers in waves through the year, even in the very dry soil beneath our wild pear tree. All the new growth ends in loose clusters of elegant uptight buds that open their petals in a big … Continue reading

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