The Rose By Brent Elliott Review & Giveway

While we are on lockdown many of us are rekindling our love of reading or gardening.  Or just finding more time to do the things we love.  If this is you and you love your garden I have a great book to tell you about.  The Rose by Brent Elliott, plus your chance to win your own copy.

I have always had a love of roses, and had white roses in my wedding bouquet.  They hold so many happy memories for me not only my wedding day.  Also of happy summers as a child in our garden or my grandparents gardens.  Roses have always been in my life in one way or another.

The Rose

The Rose tells the story of the world’s (and my) favourite flower.  With 40 of the most popular roses, each with a picture and history of roses from the roses of the ancient world, to myths of the rose.  Before looking at a variety or roses individually.  With the book finishing with removable prints for you to frame if you wish.

Inside The Book

Marcechal Niel

 

The most successful Rose of the nineteenth century was almost certainly the Marcechal Niel, compared to any other rose.  It sold in greater quantities and for the longest period.  It also had the most column inches devoted to it in the press.

Scotch Roses

The deliberate cross-breeding of ornamental plants began towards the end of the eighteenth century.  Roses were one of the first categories of plants to be hybridized.

The Giveaway

If you have a love of roses or would love to find out more about the history of Roses you will love this book.  I have one copy of the book  to give away to one lucky reader.  To enter see below

The Rose Book

 

Why not try my other giveaways currently running

How To Go plastic Free 

Good luck

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78 comments

  1. I like pink/coral colour roses and they must smell lovely, my favourite is Albertine which has a wonderful scent and blooms in early summer.

  2. Difficult One :- As red is meant to signify Love. Pink is Beautiful, and feminine, etc. Whilst yellow is such a bright cheerful colour. Also so many shades of colours. Such variety with roses :- and reason why I like the flower, also scent of roses :- Beautiful!

    Mellow Yellow, as presently need some Happiness for us all. Best Wishes!

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