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Chelsea Flower Show Top Ten Favourite Roses: A Shropshire Lad

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A Shropshire Lad

A Shropshire Lad is one of the favourite roses of Chelsea Flower Show exhibitor & MyGardenSchool Tutor Michael Marriott, from David Austin Roses.  A Shropshire Lad has soft peachy pink flowers of slightly cupped rosette formation, with a deliciously fruity fragrance in the Tea Rose tradition. [caption id="attachment_4415" align="alignleft" width="505"]A Shropshire Lad A Shropshire Lad[/caption] This rose will form a large  vigorous, healthy shrub with few thorns.  Ideal for a position towards the back of the border or it may be trained as a superb climber of 10ft or more  5 x 40ft (David Austin 1996, Ausled). We know that many American gardeners visit the Chelsea Flower Show, which attracts visitors and designers from all over the world. Exhibiting at Chelsea is a long tradition for David Austin Roses, and their newest roses are released at the The Chelsea Flower show in May each year. It will be a further 18 to 30 months before these varieties are released in the USA   [caption id="attachment_4408" align="alignleft" width="550"]A Shropshire Lad A Shropshire Lad[/caption]

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