One of David Austin's Top 10 Most Fragrant English Roses: Munstead Wood with a strong old rose scent highlighted by warm, fruity notes of blackberry, blueberry and damson, this classic is what Robert Calkin describes as, “a real red-rose fragrance”. (English Rose ‘Munstead Wood’ – Repeat-flowering, large shallowly cupped rose in deep velvety crimson, USDA zones 5-9)

One of David Austin's Top 10 Most Fragrant English Roses: Munstead Wood with a strong old rose scent highlighted by warm, fruity notes of blackberry, blueberry and damson, this classic is what Robert Calkin describes as, “a real red-rose fragrance”. (English Rose ‘Munstead Wood’ – Repeat-flowering, large shallowly cupped rose in deep velvety crimson, USDA zones 5-9)

old english cabbage rose, grandmother has the mini version of this, from my Italian great grandmother Casherago.

old english cabbage rose, grandmother has the mini version of this, from my Italian great grandmother Casherago.

'William Morris' David Austin Old English Roses. Named after the artist, designer and writer to mark the centenary of the University of East London.

'William Morris' David Austin Old English Roses. Named after the artist, designer and writer to mark the centenary of the University of East London.

swansong-willows:   old english roses by candy_rose on Flickr(via Pin by Nina Eary on Fru-Fru Flowers! | Pinterest)

swansong-willows: old english roses by candy_rose on Flickr(via Pin by Nina Eary on Fru-Fru Flowers! | Pinterest)

oh how beautiful is this 'old English cottage garden with its' white picket fence and trellis burgeoning with all things pink!

oh how beautiful is this 'old English cottage garden with its' white picket fence and trellis burgeoning with all things pink!

Old English Roses. Lovely. Let's grow some.i love heirloom roses, not the created kind...the older ones....LOVE them, want them!!!

Old English Roses. Lovely. Let's grow some.i love heirloom roses, not the created kind...the older ones....LOVE them, want them!!!

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.

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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