Did you receive flowers for Valentine’s Day this year? May be a box of chocolates and a card? Valentine’s Day has become a big commercial event with personalised gifts and all manner of things hearts shaped. One supermarket was even selling strawberries this year in a heart shaped punnet. The traditional gift is a dozen red roses. Red roses symbolise love whereas other colours have come to mean other things. White for a secret love, or purity; pink for ‘thank you’; yellow for ‘I care’ and black for death. A Rose is said to be traditional flower of choice because of it’s hardy nature but a rose is not just for Valentine’s Day.
So once your Valentine’s bouquet has wilted and been cast aside what do you replace it with? How about a bush rose for your borders? There are so many colours and varieties to choose from. Hybrid teas (large flowering roses), floribunda (cluster roses) and David Austin to name but a few. Do you want a subtle scent or a strong fragrance to hit you every time you walk by?
Gotherington Nurseries currently stock a variety of hybrid teas and floribunda in a variety of colours.
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