It wasn't easy, picking just a couple out of the hundreds they have. I had to think quite seriously about what I wanted and how I was going to use my roses. I knew I wanted pinks and mauves, low to medium height, preferably with a strong scent. I like my roses to smell like roses. In the end, we picked out 2 David Austins; the Redoute and the Jubilee Celebration, both wonderfully scented with lots of petals in a full cupped shape. Stu picked out a hybrid tea rose that bears old fashioned mauve flowers that smells so divine.
David Austin's "Redoute"
David Austin's "Jubilee Celebration"
"Charles de Gaulle"
I am so thrilled with my roses. I've always loved flowers, all sorts even wild ones that people call weeds. But recently it seems I have fallen absolutely, madly, deeply in love with roses and it's no wonder why.