Reflecting on our week at Chelsea Flower 2023 and we are all still in awe of how amazing it was. This year we were pleased to win a Silver-Gilt Medal and launch five brand new… Read the rest
Another day in the world of rose breeding! As a passionate rose breeder, my journey is filled with excitement, patience, and endless possibilities.
It is an exciting month… Read the rest
This month we ask Philip: What would be your general advice when pruning rose bushes?
Never be afraid, you won’t ruin the plant. Be bold, brave and confident. Many of the … Read the rest
The month of April is a busy one here at Harkness as we are full steam ahead with our plans for the Chelsea Flower show and much of the work in the nursery is about tending the … Read the rest
This month we touch on one of the diseases associated with roses. Philip was asked: What common problems do you encounter when growing roses and what advice would you give… Read the rest
Do you have a passion for roses and want them to grow in your garden? What is the ideal spot for them and how should you go about planting them in the space you have chosen?
We … Read the rest
This month we Ask Philip about rose trends.
Where do you see the trends for roses going in their use in contemporary gardens?
I love this question, as the first hurdle we have… Read the rest
This new initiative aims to open the opportunities for young people from under-represented backgrounds and get more people involved in gardening.
Each year we have set… Read the rest
As we are in the midst of planning this year’s Chelsea Flower Show we take look back at last year with our Brand Ambassador David Domoney who came to the nursery to talk… Read the rest
This month we Ask Philip:
What would you say to someone who says ‘roses are a lot of hard work to look after’.
The rose has suffered from having generations of… Read the rest