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  • Writer's pictureDebi Holland

Enrich your garden with roses

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Roses are the quintessential English garden flower.

Roses epitomise the traditional image of a country garden embodying the whimsical dream of days gone by where head gardeners methodically tend to the gardens of sprawling estates. From Vita Sackville West’s Sissinghurst to Mottisfont and RHS Rosemoor, the humble rose has captivated people for centuries; even Henry VII’s Tudor Rose became the symbol of unification and peace and emerged as the national flower of England. To this day these cherished blooms attract global attention and rightly so.

Although roses can sometimes be deemed more labour intensive than other plants, they repay any input required by showering gardens with months of colour and often scent too. Plus many modern varieties have been bred for health, vigour, scent and abundance of flowers. Pollinators will also thank you; single and semi-double flowers are particularly beneficial to your garden’s wildlife, their pollen-rich flowers attract bees and many other pollinators.

All photos © Debi Holland 2024


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