Rosa 'Desdemona' is a beautiful, new Rose from David Austin Roses.  This was my favourite of the new introductions for 2015 from David Austin Roses; I particularly enjoyed this Rose's myrrh scent, which is surprisingly powerful and fruity, with distinct notes of lemon.

Rosa 'Desdemona' is a new introduction for 2015 from David Austin Roses. It has a powerful, fruity myrrh scent, with distinct notes of lemon.

It's always exciting to see David Austin's new rose introductions, which are launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show every year.   Here's one of this year's new varieties, Rosa 'The Ancient Mariner',  a pretty, pink rose, with a  delicate myrrh fragrance.

Rosa 'The Ancient Mariner', a pretty, pink David Austin rose with a delicate myrrh fragrance.

This pretty, new, apricot coloured, hybrid tea rose was bred by Harkness Roses and named Rosa 'Lynda Bellingham' in memory of the actress and entertainer.

This pretty, new, apricot coloured, hybrid tea rose was bred by Harkness Roses and named Rosa 'Lynda Bellingham' in memory of the actress and entertainer.

Another photograph of Rosa 'I Am Macmillan' in The Festival of Roses Marquee at the 2015 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.  This vibrant salmon coloured rose will be available to purchase from September 2015.

Another photograph of Rosa 'I Am Macmillan' in The Festival of Roses Marquee at the 2015 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. This vibrant salmon coloured rose will be available to purchase from September

Rosa 'Sir Walter Scott' is another new variety from David Austin Roses.  Also launched at the 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Rosa 'Sir Walter Scott' is a repeat flowering rose with a Scottish Rose in its breeding; this pretty rose has an old rose fragrance.

Rosa 'Sir Walter Scott' is another new variety from David Austin Roses. Also launched at the 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Rosa 'Sir Walter Scott' is a repeat flowering rose with a Scottish Rose in its breeding; this pretty rose has an old rose fragrance.

This yellow, hybrid tea rose, Rosa 'Sunny Sky' (Koraruli) was awarded the coveted accolade of Rose Of The Year 2016.  Rosa 'Sunny Sky' was bred by W. Kordes' Söhne of Germany and has been introduced to the UK by Roses UK and Mattocks Roses.

This yellow, hybrid tea rose, Rosa 'Sunny Sky' (Koraruli) was awarded the coveted accolade of Rose Of The Year Rosa 'Sunny Sky' was bred by W. Kordes' Söhne of Germany and has been introduced to the UK by Roses UK and Mattocks Roses.

Rosa 'Lynda Bellingham' was bred by Harkness Roses and named in memory of the actress and entertainer Lynda Bellingham.  This compact rose has large flowers and is ideal for planting in borders or in containers in the garden.

Rosa 'Lynda Bellingham' was bred by Harkness Roses and named in memory of the actress and entertainer Lynda Bellingham. This compact rose has large flowers and is ideal for planting in borders or in containers in the garden.

Rosa 'Desdemona' is a beautiful, new Rose from David Austin Roses.  This was my favourite of the new introductions for 2015 from David Austin Roses; I particularly enjoyed this Rose's myrrh scent, which is surprisingly powerful and fruity, with distinct notes of lemon.

Rosa 'Desdemona' is a beautiful, new Rose from David Austin Roses. This was my favourite of the new introductions for 2015 from David Austin Roses; I particularly enjoyed this Rose's myrrh scent, which is surprisingly powerful and fruity, with distinct notes of lemon.

Rose Of The Year 2015, Rosa 'Sunny Sky' (Koraruli) was awarded the coveted accolade of Rose Of The Year 2016.  Rosa 'Sunny Sky' has pretty rosebuds that are delicately scrolled.

Rose Of The Year Rosa 'Sunny Sky' (Koraruli) was awarded the coveted accolade of Rose Of The Year Rosa 'Sunny Sky' has pretty rosebuds that are delicately scrolled.

Some of the new Rose varieties that were launched at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Some of the new Rose varieties that were launched at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

A beautiful floral arrangement with the Rose Of The Year 2016, Rosa 'Sunny Sky' (Koraruli) and Alchemilla mollis.  Rosa 'Sunny Sky' was bred by W. Kordes' Söhne of Germany and has been introduced to the UK by Roses UK and Mattocks Roses.

A beautiful floral arrangement with the Rose Of The Year Rosa 'Sunny Sky' (Koraruli) and Alchemilla mollis. Rosa 'Sunny Sky' was bred by W. Kordes' Söhne of Germany and has been introduced to the UK by Roses UK and Mattocks Roses.

Rosa 'I Am Macmillan' in The Festival of Roses Marquee at the 2015 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.  This rose is an unusual, bright salmon colour and offers good disease resistance, it was named especially for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Rosa 'I Am Macmillan' in The Festival of Roses Marquee at the 2015 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. This rose is an unusual, bright salmon colour and offers good disease resistance, it was named especially for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Gerbera Garvinea ‘Sweet Surprise’ (‘Garsurprise’) (Garvinea Sweet Series)

Gerbera Garvinea ‘Sweet Surprise’ (‘Garsurprise’) (Garvinea Sweet Series)

Lynda Bellingham's son Robert together with Maureen Lipman, a close friend of Lynda Bellingham, and her widower, Michael Pattemore, launch Rosa 'Lynda Bellingham' at The Festival Of Roses, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

The Festival of Roses at The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2015 - Pumpkin Beth

Director of Moorcroft Pottery, Ceramic Antique Expert, Eric Knowles, pictured with the new Moorcroft Vase, which was designed by Kerry Goodwin and is decorated with images of Rosa 'Moorcroft', which was grown by Style Roses from Holbeach in Lincolnshire, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2015.  Only 50 of these special vases were produced.

The Festival of Roses at The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2015 - Pumpkin Beth

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