Choosing English Roses
English Roses look like the once-blooming old-fashioned roses while being repeat flowering, they also show good disease resistance. English roses are a good choice for cutting gardens. Their full, intensely perfumed flowers make sumptuous bouquets. Some varieties climb if left unpruned can be trained along a fence or arbour.
This video takes a look at the varieties of English roses available like the Chaucer, William Shakespeare and Abraham Darby.
In this video you can take a tour of the David Austin Rose gardens in Wolverhampton and get some tips on tending roses.
Each rose has its own particular smell that changes according to the time of day and the age of the flower.
Remember that Roses like good living, with deep, well-prepared soil and a mulch of compost annually. They also like plenty of water to do well and need regular feeding.
Roses appreciate a spring feed and mulch, but the disease resistance and recurrent blooming of the English roses is enhanced by foliar feeding in the growing season.