Given their attributes, hybrid musks could have been bred specifically for modern gardens, but they have, somewhat surprisingly, been with us for quite some time. There are little more than a dozen of them, the majority having been raised in the first 30 years of the last century by a country clergyman, the Reverend Joseph Pemberton, who had a passion for roses and (presumably) time on his hands between sermons. All the hybrid musks share three species roses in their ancestry, Rosa chinensis, R. moschata and R. multiflora, crossed with various more modern roses, such as Trier and ‘Ophelia’, along the way. It is theseRead More →