The Constance Spry
December 18, 2018
Today is the second anniversary of the death of the rose breeder and writer David Austin.
When David passed away, I found some old advertisements that he posted in The Observer in 1973. That post was already twelve years after creating his first commercially available Rose - the Constance Spry.
A 1973 ad showed how early-on David found his calling. It read:
“Old-fashioned roses, shrub roses, rare and unusual roses, many of our own breeding. Roses of charm, and fragrance. The country's finest collection.”A handbook of roses” free.”