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These are the roses we have found as seedlings in our various gardens over the years or grown from select hips. Before we offer them for sale we make cuttings and grow them in various aspects and spread them around to assess their health and growth habits in different situations. Their breeding is guesswork, but characteristics put them in certain families.
Home bred polyantha darling. Clusters of pink/white flowers all year long. Flowers are reminiscent of Ballerina but minus the thorns and with a smaller, tidier habit. Available now
Trier x seedling. Home bred, large shrub with clusters of apricot buds which fade to creamy white. Gorgeous scent. Very similar to Trier but bigger flowers. Makes a great hedge. available now
Chance seedling. Clusters of small, light red flowers with white and yellow centre. Has similar growth habit to hybrid musk and is probably of similar parentage. Very few thorns, attractive stems, leaves and hips. Available now
Hopefully this rose’s namesake is too old to attract copy claims…This is just a random rugosa seedling from our garden which looks remarkably like another well known double white rugosa, but is more willing to be propagated! it also smells sweet (but not the same as the other) and freely produces pure white blooms thru the season. Being on it’s own roots it suckers freely, so can take over a bit.. available now
A procumbent rose, in the style of a carpet rose. Healthy, shiny leaves and produces big bunches of soft pink wavy flowers year round. Sweet scent, and a moderate habit. sold out
Home bred, 1 metre plus bush with mixed colour flowers, the bush is reminiscent of Mutabilis but in a many petalled form. Also has a lovely fragrance. available now
Small bush, patio size with very pretty flat rosettes of soft pink. Scent of Myrrh available now
This rose makes a large arching shrub with elegant leaves and very few thorns.
It also has a lovely fragrance and very pretty red and yellow stamens. available soon
Floribunda type rose, very shiny modern leaves, but very old fashioned flowers, blush pink to white. Bourbon scent and tissue paper petals, so inevitably there is sometimes balling. Flowers all season. Available now
Weiti Gypsy (2016)
Very sweet small rambler with soft pink and white loosely formed flowers. Excellent repeater, and really covers itself in flowers. available now
Souvenir de Madame (2015)
Once flowering rambler, but so pretty it’s worth growing if you have the space. Bunches combine egg yolk yellow with clotted cream. Available now