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Grace is a David Austin rose.  It is a member of the Leander Group (Leander is one of Austin’s earliest introductions).  All roses in the group have Aloha (bred by Boerner in 1949) as the foundation parent.  David Austin advises that Grace is one of the most beautiful in the Leander Group. Continue reading

Just Joey

Just Joey is one of the world’s all time favourite roses. I read somewhere (but can’t remember where) that it is Australia’s most popular apricot rose.  It is certainly popular in Perth.  Ask anyone to name one apricot rose and Just Joey rolls off their lips.  It is for this reason that I resisted buying one for a long time.  I didn’t want to conform.  But when everyone else is right, why hold out?  Continue reading