Landscape (UK)



Gertrude Jekyll® (‘Ausbord’):

“It has phenomenal scent,” says David, of the classic, bright pink English climbing rose, which reaches an ultimate height of 8ft (2.4m). It is also available as a shrub rose.

Desdemona® (‘Auskindlin­g’):

Peachy-pink buds reveal large, faintly blushed white flowers on neatly rounded foliage. The fragrance is a fusion of almond blossom, cucumber and lemon zest. Suitable for pot growing or in a mixed border, or planted as a hedge. Height and spread 3½ft (1m).

Olivia Rose Austin® (‘Ausmixture’):

“Named after my daughter, this is a beautiful, perfect pink rose on glossy foliage. It flowers early and keeps on going. It also makes a fantastic standard rose,” says David. Height and spread of this fruitily fragranced shrub rose is 3½ft (1m).

Emily Brontë® (‘Ausearnsha­w’):

“Robust and easy to grow, I recommend this one to new gardeners,” says David. It is a bushy shrub rose, with delicately pink, flat flowers, which fade to a pretty cream. “The sheer number of flowers, and the fact that it’s a quintessen­tial David Austin rose, makes it a favourite,” he adds.

Kew Gardens® (‘Ausfence’):

A medium-sized shrub rose, with small single flowers, with large heads, similar to hydrangeas. These are produced almost continuous­ly from early summer into autumn. Height is approximat­ely 4ft (1.2m). “It’s one of the best roses we have bred,” says David. It thrives in semi-shaded areas.

Malvern Hills (‘Auscanary’):

“This is a repeat-flowering rambler, with yellow flowers. It’s quite strong growing, and you need some space to accommodat­e it,” advises David. It has a musky scent and very few thorns. Height is approximat­ely 15ft (4.5m). It would suit a large arch or a high wall, or fence, of 10ft (3m) or more.

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