This week, I’m speaking to Michael Marriott about historic roses. Micheal is an expert rosarian, Chairman of the Historic Roses Group and author of the recently published book RHS ‘Roses’. We talk about what historic roses are, some of the myths surrounding them and why they’re an excellent choice for your garden, particularly if you’re looking for something a little different. I began by asking Michael about his background and how he became interested in historic roses.
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What we cover
The Historic Roses Group and Michael’s involvement with the group
What is an historic rose?
More common historic roses we might have come across
Do they repeat flower?
Gardens in the UK where you can see historic roses
Good old rose varieties if you’re dipping your toe in the water of growing them
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