If I knew then what I know now©
My interest in things to do with roses has evolved. After visiting other countries and seeing the roses available there I wanted some of them in New Zealand; as I previously described, shorter growing plants with larger blooms, in an array of colours which carried a better visual impact, some scented. All bred to be more disease resistant because of the ban on chemicals in Europe especially. Despite my interest in miniature roses I was convinced this type of rose was a much better garden subject.
Barnett, J. (2017). If I knew then what I know now©. Acta Hortic. 1174, 53-58