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All roses are grown by way of growing a root stock which forms the main stem of the plant and then the buds of different varieties are grafted onto this stem. If your plant throws blooms in a differe... more »
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Roses - Scotch Roses

The 'Burnet' or 'Scotch Briar' will grow on almost any soil as long as it is not boggy.  They require hardly any pruning except keeping them within their bounds and removing the occasional old shoot.

210-240cm (7-8 ft)
Very fragrant

This has proved a very strong grower, reaching 210cm (7 ft) in 2 years. Arching branches, attractive foliage. The flowers are borne in one glorious flush in May and June, when no Shrub is more...

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150-180cm (5-6 ft)
Delicious perfume

Perhaps the most exquisite of single roses. Each bloom a model of beauty, pink in the bud and opening to rich cherry pink at the edges, soft yellow in the centre where there is a ring of maroon ...

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120-150cm (4-5 ft)
Very sweet fragrance

Stanwell Perpetual
Low dense Shrub, spraying branches of typical neat leaves and a succession from June to October of sweet double blooms. 7cm (3 in) wide, in flesh pink fading to white. A gem. Parentage: R. Damas...

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