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

Protecting your Plants from Slugs and Snails - Pumpkin Beth

Three of my slug and snail deterrents provided a secure plant protection, with not one plant grown within their barrier receiving as much as a nibble

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 is Rosa 'Princess Alexander Of Kent' from David Austin Roses, a pretty rose with a charming fragrance.

This is Rosa 'Princess Alexander Of Kent' from David Austin Roses, a pretty rose with a charming fragrance.

Rosa 'Royal Jubilee' seen here at  the David Austin Roses exhibit at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.  Rosa 'Royal Jubilee' is a beautiful rose with a strong, fruity fragrance, this rose has an open centre, with accessible stamens and pollen, making it ideal for bees or pollinating insects.

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

Beautiful Roses from David Austin Roses.  This pretty rose is bred by David Austin and named Rosa 'James Galway'.

Beautiful Roses from David Austin Roses. This pretty rose is bred by David Austin and named Rosa 'James Galway'.

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.

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 '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.

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.

Hillier won their 70th Gold Medal at the 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, here’s another small section of their beautiful exhibit at Chelsea.

Hillier won their Gold Medal at the 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, here’s another small section of their beautiful exhibit at Chelsea.

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