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Old fashioned but Modern English roses for your English Garden

There is a huge selection of roses to choose from for an English Garden. Nothing is more relaxing than sitting down quietly and browsing through rose catalogues in the winter in preparation for planting in the coming spring - unless it is visiting a rose garden in June!

There are a group of roses actually called English Roses that were introduced in the 1970’s by David Austin. They all have delicious scents and the many petalled blooms of old roses. These are well suited to your English Garden and add to that old fashioned traditional feel.

They can easily be grown in an mixed border amongst herbaceous perennials and look best when planted in groups of three.

The best time to plant roses is in the winter and early spring - buy them from a reputable nursery as bare rooted plants.

Advantages of doing this are

There are many scents to choose from such as Musk Rose, Tea Rose and fruity combinations as well as myrrh.

David Austin has written several books on his English Roses

Here are my favourite Pink English Roses all of them have a lovely scent and they will repeat flower throughout the summer months.

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