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Scepter'd Isle The name was taken from William Shakespeare's romantic, idyllic description of England in Richard II: This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle... This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea...

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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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Wollerton Old Hall - One of the most fragrant of all English Roses. It has the distinctive myrrh scent which is rarely found in roses. The plump buds have attractive flashes of red. These open to form round, rich buttery yellow coloured blooms which eventually pale to a softer creamy colour. Even when the flowers are fully open, they retain their beautifully rounded chalice shape.

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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 Fieldstone Hill Design

Images of :: garden gorgeousness

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

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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 David Domoney

How to: plant a herbaceous perennial border

Wollerton Old Hall A formal plantsman's garden with garden 'rooms' each with their own defining style. Photographed by Clive Nichols.

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