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English Roses are some of the best-loved, high-performance flowers in the garden, so they are perfect for growing in the mixed border. When David Austin set out to breed the English Roses, one of his guiding principles was that his new roses should have the natural, shrubby growth that is typical of their ancestors the Old Roses.

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The Olivia Rose Austin is a pink, soft rose that the Albrighton-based grower is describing as possibly “the best English rose we have introduced to date”. << New Austin rose being introduced at this week's Chelsea Flower Show

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English Roses are some of the best-loved, high-performance flowers in the garden, so they are perfect for growing in the mixed border. When David Austin set out to breed the English Roses, one of his guiding principles was that his new roses should have the natural, shrubby growth that is typical of their ancestors the Old Roses.

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from Country Living Magazine UK

9 lessons in growing the perfect peonies

We asked the Chair of the Peony Society to share her no-nonsense tips for how to grow the perfect, blousy peonies - including how to plant them, care for them and how to help them look their best once they've been cut and arranged in a vase.

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Bildarchiv Rosa "Winter Sun" - reminds me of my mom who loved roses and grew the best rose garden with lots of hard work and love.

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Just Joey - is a small shrub to 75cm, open in habit, with dark foliage contrasting with shapely, slightly scented, double coppery-pink flowers up to 12cm in width.

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from houseandgarden.co.uk

The Garden

Discover the West London home of interior designer Louise Jones with the charm and comfort of an English country cottage on HOUSE - design, food and travel by House & Garden.

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"Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier":

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David Austin Roses - Margaret Merrill - Hybrid Tea Rose. An exceptionally fragrant tea rose!

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