David Austin has an international following as a rose grower with an intimate knowledge of his chosen flower. In this wide-ranging book, he examines the historical development of the rose and discusses its place in the garden scene. He then selects and describes the best and most beautiful roses for today’s gardens in chapters on Old Roses, Hybrid Teas and Floribundas, Small Roses, Species Roses, Shrub Roses, Climbing Roses and Rambling Roses. The English Roses that he has developed over fifty years of painstaking hybridization are discussed in an especially highly illustrated chapter that includes the best roses bred by him up to the present day.
This new revised edition now includes more than 800 varieties, 18 of which are newly bred.
478 colour illustrations
Dimensions: 9.25 x 11.75 inches