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Roses at Wisley

It’s been a good year for the roses

A good spring of mild days and cool nights, with little frost, provided perfect, stress-free growing conditions for roses. Wisley curator Colin Crosbie said: “Our rose garden is looking fantastic.…

Honey bee

Honey bees in trouble as colonies die out

According to new figures released by the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) colony losses in the UK stood at 14.5 per cent last winter. That’s a big rise on the 9.6…

The Inspiration rose

New rose to mark 100 years of the Women’s Institute

Called ‘Inspiration’ it is a hybrid tea with large blooms of bright salmon-orange and pale-yellow on the reverse of the petals. Cheshire breeder Gareth Fryer said: “It was offered exclusively…