A rose of delicate charm with beautifully formed flowers, each nodding gracefully on the stem. As petals open they reveal numerous stamens reminiscent of a water lily. Each bloom is soft, glowing pink at the centre, shading to palest pink on the outer petals before eventually fading to almost white. The fragrance is strong and delicious, with hints of Old Rose, musk and myrrh, with foliage of greyish green, typical of Musk Roses, that remains well into the winter. Leave later flowers to form large orange hips for autumn and winter interest. Extremely healthy. Popular variety which also holds the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
The Generous Gardener is named in honour of the 75th anniversary of the National Gardens Scheme, which helps garden owners open their wonderful gardens, sharing their passion for plants and raising impressive amounts of money for charity.
One of the best and most popular of the English Roses. 'The Generous Gardener' is a healthy, disease resistant rose and is exceptionally strong. Plant near your house to appreciate its beauty and fragrance at close quarters.
Roses thrive on sunshine, ideally a minimum of four hours each day to perform their best. However, roses can still perform well in shadier locations, with selected varieties suitable for growing against a north wall.
Roses can be planted year round, but avoid doing so when the ground is frozen, waterlogged or in periods of drought. Dusting the roots with Mycorrhizal Fungi when planting will aid establishment. Allow your rose plenty of space to develop to its best, sited away from intense competition of trees & hedges.
Apply a thick layer of mulch around the base of the plant in early spring to help retain moisture and help keep competing weeds at bay. Gently fork rose fertiliser into the soil surface and continue to water well throughout the growing season. Dead-head flowers to encourage fresh new blooms to follow.
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