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Heaven-Scent: The best fragrant roses for your Garden
Is there any fragrance more legendary than the scent of the rose? Its delicious, sweet perfume is the highlight of the summer garden. The following are among the very best for scent:

David Austins in General:

David Austin® Roses are bred by crossing old garden roses with more modern roses to achieve the superb fragrance, delicacy and charm of the old-style blooms combined with the repeat flowering characteristics and wide color range of modern roses. These are the  Premier league winner in a Rose garden . 
 
Gertrude Jekyll ( David Austin)
The flowers of this rose start as perfect little scrolled buds and soon open into the most beautiful, large, rosette-shaped flowers of rich glowing pink.  The most outstanding characteristic of this lovely rose is its beautiful and perfectly-balanced Old Rose scent. This is often described as being the quintessential old rose fragrance.--

Gertrude Jekyll 1 2

Mary Rose (David Austin) (RHS AWARD)
The most popular David Austin rose grown  in  all Gardens because of its extra long flowering season and perfect shaped flowers.  A first class rose for every cottage garden

Mary Rose albury botanical gardens 1

Shelias Perfume (RHS Award)This beautiful repeat flowering floribunda has flowers of a form and size more synonymous with a hybrid tea rose! The striking blooms are yellow edged with red and are very fragrant, they are borne singly and in clusters on strong short stems. Plants are free branching with glossy dark foliage good disease resistance.It’s received the RHS Award of Garden Merit, so you know you can trust it to be a great performer in the garden.

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The Albertine Rose 
Want a Climbing rose to grow up through an arch or climb a wall? I love the Albertine. The sweet perfume is memorable and  Display of salmon pink double Roses is a romantic as they get. 
This vigorous rambling rose is perfect for training over a pergola or along an open wall, and the highly fragrant blooms make wonderful cut flowers.

 Albertine 1 2 1
 
 

Margaret tip for All Roses 

Put a few cloves of garlic around the roots as well as slow release fertilizer when planting and you will have healthy roses all summer long . 

 

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