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The simple guide to growing
Roses

James Young
4c Distributed by Southern Publishing Group
$NZ12.95

For those who want to be sure what kind of display their roses will make, this compact, well-illustrated book could prove a godsend - all the roses are grouped by colour rather than variety.

With more than 15,000 roses in cultivation today, the choice can be bewildering. Young has narrowed it down to 230 types. Many of the old favourites are here, but also some newer ones, including those bred by our own Sam McGredy (the cover picture is of 'Papageno', a Hybrid Tea, introduced by McGredy in 1990).

Much of the introduction covering the various classes, rose care and cultivation is, understandably, identical to text his other book in the series, Old-fashioned Roses. However, the colour gallery makes for easy choice through a wide spectrum of types and the price, once again, will break not the bank.

Weekend Gardener, Issue 207, 2006, Page 46

Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH

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