Garden Art Press published David Austin's 'The Rose', covering roses of all types and ages from the earliest known forms to modern roses of today. This handy pocket-sized title includes the material in that publication dealing with Old Roses, among them the lovely Gallica, Damask, Alba, Centifolia, Moss, China, Portland, Bourbon and Hybrid Perpetual Roses. Illustrated throughout with a riot of magnificent colour photographs, this indispensable guide contains important information on rose cultivation with valuable advice on soil preparation, planting, pruning, feeding, diseases and pests. Many of the photographs included here are new to this book, and include breeds not illustrated in 'The Rose'. Coming from one of the UK's foremost experts on roses, this advice can only add to the undoubted value and importance of this most useful and attractive book.
David Austin is uniquely equipped to write books on roses. As a commercial rose grower, he is in continual contact with gardeners and as a hybridiser he is in touch with agents who sell and propagate his English Roses worldwide - from Japan, Australia and New Zealand to the USA and Canada. His garden at Albrighton, near Wolverhampton, contains one of the finest collections of roses in the world, containing more than 800 varieties. He was awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2003 and the Dean Hole Medal by the Royal National Rose Society.
Contents: Introduction The Old Roses Part 1 - The Original Old Roses: Gallica Roses; Damask Roses; Alba Roses; Centifolia Roses; Moss Roses Part 2 - The Repeat-Flowering Old Roses: China Roses; Portland Roses; Bourbon Roses; Tea Roses; Hybrid Perpetual Roses Old Roses Cultivation Glossary Bibliography Index