A rose encyclopedia.
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This new edition synthesises the vast knowledge and experience of a world-class gardener whose own collection of roses now holds more than 2,000 species and varietiesFrom the Back Cover:
Updated, enlarged and re-illustrated, with more than 600 new colour photographs, Classic Roses is an authoritative history and the essential manual for all rose growers and rose lovers. It identifies and describes all the species, cultivars and varieties that have stood the test of time, including the ancient Chinese teas, the York and Lancaster roses, the Provence and Bourbon roses, and the humble and hardy rugosas. This definitive work is a grower's guide to the buying, propagation, feeding and pruning of old roses and importat hybrids, shrub roses and climbers. Special contributions from US rose experts include: William Grant on the phenomenon of rose-rustling in California and the southern states of America; Malcolm M. Manners on mosaic virus; and Malcolm Lowe on North American pests.
This new edition synthesises the vast knowledge and experience of a world-class gardener whose own collection of roses now holds more than 2,000 species and varieties
-DICTIONARY: history; breeding; characteristics; frequency of flowering; scent; fruit; foliage; suitability for climate; tolerance of shade; susceptibility to disease and pests
-ROSES IN THE LANDSCAPE: roses for parks, woodland, shrubberies, hedges, terraces, patios, trellises, pillars, arches, walls, trees and fences
-CULTIVATION: buying, planting, breeding and nurture
-FRUIT AND FOLIAGE: roses grown for their fruit and foliage
-CARE OF THE ROSE: protection from pests and disease
-HISTORY: evolution of major species; classification
-MAPS: 12 maps showing origin and distribution of roses
-HEIGHT & COLOUR CHARTS; BIBLIOGRAPHY
-SOCIETIES, GARDENS, PRODUCERS AND SUPPLIERS OF ROSES AROUND THE WORLD
"Lovingly compiled, beautifully illustrated and the most enticing book on roses which I have ever found" Robin Lane Fox, Financial Times
"This book is the answer for everyone...it is impossible to evoke the natural grace and the detailed advice with which this author writes" Field
"A massive and magnificently illustrated encyclopaedic work" Daily Telegraph
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Book Description Collins Harvill, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002727080