Contents:Introduction The Old Roses Part 1 - The Original Old Roses: Gallica Roses; Damask Roses; Alba Roses; Centifolia Roses; Moss Roses Part 2 - The Repeat-Flowering Old Roses: China Roses; Portland Roses; Bourbon Roses; Tea Roses; Hybrid Perpetual Roses Old Roses Cultivation Glossary Bibliography 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 Honor by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2003 and the Dean Hole Medal by the Royal National Rose Society.