- Presents David Austin's best rose varieties - including their latest additions- Provides valuable information on all aspects of rose cultivation- The perfect companion for gardeners and enthusiasts- Written by the proprietor of one of the world's leading rose nurseries"Fully illustrated, the charm of his English Roses comes across on every page, even if the reader has to imagine their scent." - The Irish Garden "Experts will appreciate the notes on each rose's breeding." - Historic Gardens Foundation Informative, accessible and stunningly illustrated, David Austin's English Roses introduces the reader to the world of rose propagation and care. The book focuses on English Roses, bred by David Austin to combine the sumptuousness of Old Roses with the strength and practical virtues of Modern Roses. It will be greatly prized by rose-growers and rose-lovers everywhere, whether professional or amateur. Contents: Introduction; The English Roses; The Development of the English Roses; The Classification of English Roses; Gallery of 88 Shrubs, Climbing and Rambler Roses; English Roses Cultivation.
Michael Marriott is the senior rosarian at David Austin Roses. As one of the world's most respected rose experts, he is in continual contact with gardeners and agents who sell and propagate David Austin's English Roses worldwide - from Japan, Australia and New Zealand to the USA and Canada. The late David Austin's garden at Albrighton, near Wolverhampton, contains one of the finest collections of roses in the world, containing more than 800 varieties. Austin was awarded the OBE in 2007, the Victoria Medal of Honour by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2003 and the Dean Hole Medal by the Royal National Rose Society.