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old rose

A shade of pink with a greyish tint. I'm thinking of painting my room old rose—what do you think?
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Old roses endure, tell a story, and are beautiful, and their fragrance is associated with memories of days gone by.
I wanted the romance of the old roses I had read about.
There can be few flower gardeners who have not heard of his new race of English roses, which combine the flower form and heady fragrance of old roses with the compact shrubby habit and ability to flower continually through the summer of modern types.
He also presents an entirely new classification of his roses, including the original old rose hybrids; a group he has called `The Leander Group' which leans a little more towards the modern rose in appearance; `The English Musk Rose Hybrids', based on the old musk rose and the `English Alba Hybrids' ( as well as a number of English climbing roses.
Along with the other noteworthy roses shown on these pages, the following old roses are favorites of rosarians for fragrance.
One of my very favourite roses, Graham Stuart Thomas, is one of these new 'old roses'.
Miriam Wilkins's love affair began in 1950 when she saw an ad for an old rose catalog in a women's magazine.
He also presents an entirely new classification of his roses, including the original old rose hybrids; a group he has called The Leander Group which leans a little more towards the modern rose in appearance; The English Musk Rose Hybrids, based on the old musk rose and the English Alba Hybrids - as well as a number of English climbing roses.
Andrew Hodges, licensee of the Old Rose and Crown Hotel, on Rose Hill, Rednal, Worcestershire, held wedding receptions every month at his pub.
He also presents an entirely new classification, including the original old rose hybrids, a group he has called The Leander Group which leans a little more towards the modern rose in appearance; The English Musk Rose Hybrids, based on the old musk rose; and the English Alba Hybrids.
If only replanting an old rose bud, or just replacing one or two old bushes beware of "rose sickness", and remove the old soil, which can be spread on the flower or vegetable garden.
They also launched four new roses including The Lady Gardener, the first rose in the English Old Rose group to bear apricot flowers.
Order now from an old rose specialist - you won't find this star in your local garden centre.
It's a one-off night for the old Rose soccer players and I'm sure it's going to be one to remember.