184 pages, colour photos
The origins of Shrub Roses are in crosses between Species Roses and Modern Bush Roses. As a result, the majority are quite large, and can be relied upon to repeat flower, bringing colour to the garden when most other shrubs have faded.Modern, Bush and Shrub Roses features the most beautiful of the Rugosa Roses, Hybrid Musks, Modern Shrub Roses, Ground Cover Roses, Hybrid Teas and Floribundas.Modern, Bush and Shrub Roses also includes advice about cultivation, pruning, diseases and pests.
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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.