Climbing and Rambler Roses examines both Climbers and Ramblers in detail, outlining the refinement of Noisettes, the diverse colors of Climbing Tea Roses, and the delicate charm and fragrance of Climbing English Roses.The volume offers important advice on where to plant which varieties in the garden, plus cultivation and pruning, as well presenting the diseases and pests that can affect these magnificent plants, which clothe walls, fences, arches and pillars. Sumptuously illustrated with 100 color photographs, the volume includes individual descriptions of each variety of these quintessentially English plants.Contents: Introduction; The Climbing Roses; Noisette Roses; Various Old Climbers; The Climbing Tea and Hybrid Tea Roses; Modern Climbers; English Roses as Climbers; Rambler Roses; Sempervirens Hybrids; Ayrshire Hybrids; Multiflora Hybrids; Wichurana Hybrids; Other Rambling Roses; Climbing Species Roses; Other Climbing Species; Index.
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 hybridizer 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.
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