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Dig It: Rose Breeder David Austin (25 February 2019)

Dig It! // Gardening & Green Spaces// General // Feb. 25, 2019

This week we're celebrating the life of the British rose breeder, David Austin, who died last December, aged 92. His English Roses, hybrids with the best characteristics of old roses and modern roses, bringing together the colour and fragrance of old roses and the disease resistance and repeat flowering of their modern cousins. English Roses do remarkably well here in Switzerland and now is the time to buy bare root roses, which are a little bit cheaper to buy than roses in pots, and ship much better in the post. Have a look at the wealth of choice on www.davidaustin.com and choose from hundreds of medal-winning, world famous roses, perfect for almost any situation in any garden.

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