Rose Portrait: Graham Thomas

Another double flowering English Rose from David Austin. Their colour is an unusually rich, pure yellow. There is a medium-strong, fresh tea rose fragrance, with a cool violet character typical of its colour group.

Graham Stuart Thomas OBE (3 April 1909 – 17 April 2003), was an English horticulturalist and garden designer, best known for his work with garden roses, his restoration and stewardship of over 100 National Trust gardens and for writing 19 books on gardening, many of which remain classics today. It is Mottisfont Abbey – a creation that he himself described as a “masterpiece” – where his rose collection found its final home, and where his garden design skills can be best appreciated.

Rose Portrait: Sophy’s Rose

Today (July 1st) marks the start of a month of roses from me. Most are images from my collections, but I do aim to get out there and shoot some more, weather permitting, especially since I appear to be short of red roses! I hope you enjoy them all.

Sophy’s Rose

bred by David Austin this English rose has a light tea fragrance and can be used as a hedging. It has a delightful deep pink or light red colouring.