The highly scented and delicately coloured
hybrid tea rose 'Twice in a Blue Moon'
Roses are by far the favourite among flowering garden plants.
They have been cultivated for an astonishing 5,000 years, the earliest having been collected for decoration or scent from the wild.
But by the mid 19th century over a thousand different varieties were available. Today this figure is somewhere around 13,000!
They are our most adored garden plant and our image of the country garden would not be complete without them.