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Visions of Roses
(Sep 1996)  Page(s) 86, 102.  Includes photo(s).
 
Page 86: [Photo with companion plants]
Page 102: [Photo]
 
(Sep 1996)  Page(s) 164.  
 
....is an outstanding white rambler which my nursery has been guilty for a number of years of listing erroneously as 'White Flight', and which is clearly a sport from 'Mrs. F. W. Flight'. It appears that when first introduced by Hilliers of Winchester in the 1950s it was named 'Astra Desmond' and it has been distributed since under both names.
 
(Sep 1996)  Page(s) 117.  
 
English roses generally have flowers in the style of the old roses but behave after the fashion of the moderns in that, unlike most shrub roses, if they are not pruned fairly hard each season they become spindly and less free-flowering.
 
(Sep 1996)  Page(s) 47.  Includes photo(s).
 
It is one of the most fragrant of roses and has been used in the production of perfume since before the Middle Ages.
(Sep 1996)  Page(s) 62.  Includes photo(s).
 
An Ayrshire, blush-pink.
 
(Sep 1996)  Page(s) 136.  
 
....These include that most agreeable, highly scented,rich pink Damask rose of unknown provenance, Belle Amour...
(Sep 1996)  Page(s) 23.  Includes photo(s).
(Sep 1996)  Page(s) 90, 92.  Includes photo(s).
 
Page 90: [Photo]
Page 92: [Photo] A pink continuously-flowering semi-procumbent rose which is one of the best and most widely grown roses of our time. Rosa sempervirens x ('Mlle. Martha Carron' x 'Picasso'). Extremely healthy.
(Sep 1996)  
 
p9  Photo.  The brightly coloured, fully open flower of the modern shrub Cerise Bouquet shows clearly its beautiful, old-fashioned form.

p42.  Photo.  Cerise Bouquet is an outstanding rose.  It can be used either as a climber or as a vigorous free-standing shrub.  In the garden of La Bonne Maison it thrives as both.

p66.  Photo.  Cerise Bouquet  Hybrid multibracteata.  This rose makes a strong-growing dense, thorny shrub with a propensity for large quantities of flowers in its first flush each June.  It has the pleasing habit of producing another goodly flush - although not quite in such quantity - in the autumn.  It was raised by Tantau in Germany in 1958 from a cross between Rosa bracteata (from which it has inherited its vigour) and the Hybrid Tea 'Crimson Glory' (from which it gets its delicious cerise-crimson flower).  The buds are scrolled until almost fully open, a trait which also comes  from the Hybrid Tea.  Although dense with petals when it is fully open the golden-yellow stamens set the flower off to perfection.  A particularly attractive feature is the tidy way that the flowers in each cluster are evenly spaced.  The flowers have the most lovely acidy fragrance.  This shrub can get huge if given its head.  It is capable of making an effective tree climber.  Another use to which it can be adapted is an informal hedge, when it will become almost impenetrable and deter the most determined of trespassers.  Its leaves are small, numerous and grey-green and I have never seen this most rewarding of roses suffer from anything more onerous than an occasional attack of greenfly. 

p186 Andre Eve's Garden..... Of all the roses in this garden, an excellent specimen of the almost evergreeen hybrid of R. multibracteata Cerise Bouquet stands out for me.  Here its head is allowed, as it should be, to grow into a wide, dense shrub.
(Sep 1996)  Page(s) 28, 87, 167.  Includes photo(s).
 
Origins unknown. Efforts to identify Charles de Mills or Charles Mills have found only an Englishman who was a director of the East India Company in Victorian times, and it is thought unlikely that he ever had a rose named for him...
p. 87: [Photo] Needs sun to bring out its more subtle purple tints...
p. 167: [Photo]
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