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There must be few people in the U.K who haven’t heard of Captain Sir Tom Moore who raised almost forty million pounds for the NHS and reached the age of 100 before he sadly passed away in February.  To honour him, this rose has been named after him and will help to raise even more funds for charity.  Below are a few reasons why I think every garden should have one of these stunning roses:-

  1. A Hybrid Tea variety which are the roses that have the largest blooms of all.
  2. Each bloom has a delightful fragrance.
  3. A long flowering period each year, with blooms from May to October.
  4. Totally winter hardy.
  5. With a height of 3ft and a width of 2ft, this rose is perfect for patio pots as well as beds and borders.
  6. Bred by Harkness Roses who are a very prestigious and successful breeder.
  7. A wonderful way to support this fabulous cause. For every rose sold, £2.50 is donated to the Captain Tom Foundation – Charity number 1189808. The Captain Tom Foundation supports charities including the Royal British Legion, Mind, Helen & Douglas House Hospice.
  8. Makes a perfect gift for a loved one.

Hannah Ingram-Moore, co-founder of The Captain Tom Foundation, said:-

“When we were first approached about the ‘Captain Tom Rose’, we really liked the idea as my father spent a lot of time in our garden in his shed, and the funds raised will enable the foundation to continue to spread my father’s message of hope.”

To preorder your bare root rose from YouGarden click here

Mark Snelling

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