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David Wheeler - Coming up roses

Pursuits | By ​David Wheeler

Rosa virginiana, a prairie species

David Wheeler asked expert rosarian Michael Marriott to suggest roses for August and late-summer flowers

Don’t lament the passing of June and July’s cavalcade of roses. Many will continue flowering all summer and into autumn. I’ve been chatting to Michael Marriott. Until his retirement last year, he was David Austin’s head rosarian. A multitasker, he wrote descriptive and historical paragraphs for the firm’s catalogues about the nursery’s world-famous English Roses and the many long-established classics raised by a host of nurserymen in other temperate regions over the past several centuries. ...


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