What’s in a name?

“What’s in a name? That which we call a Rose. By any other name would smell as sweet.” – Shakespeare

When it comes to roses for bridal bouquets, my first choice will always be the David Austin roses. Their beauty is timeless and their scent is just divine.

Delicate ‘Miranda’ rose
Juliet rose
Elegant ‘Juliet’ rose
Delightful 'Patience' rose
Delightful ‘Patience’ rose
Peony-like 'Rosalind' rose
Peony-like ‘Rosalind’ rose
Classic 'Emily' rose
Classic ‘Emily’ rose
Sumptuous red 'Darcey' rose
Sumptuous red ‘Darcey’ rose

All photos via David Austin Roses

And if you’d like to try your hand at growing some roses in your garden have a look at  Dermot O’Neill’s beautifully illustrated Roses Revealed book- some 200 favourite roses and all the information you need on selecting, breeding and caring for the popular flower.