The English Garden

Summer’s Siren Call

It was the rose that kickstarted my obsession with home-grown blooms. I was blown away by the beauty of Rosa ‘Yves Piaget’, a vivid pink rose with a knockout scent that I saw in a top florist’s shop in Paris. After a while spent online playing detective, by winter I was planting three bare-root bushes that formed the beginnings of my first cutting patch in my tiny London garden.

Garden roses have a more relaxed and graceful growth and are less stiff than the upright, modern, imported ones. Many roses for the cut flower industry have had their scent bred out of them so that they can

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