New for UK, what do you think?
I am definitely interested in Penelope Lively. I agree with Diane that it reminds me of Boscobel which is my favorite Austin. Here unfortunately Boscobel gets a lot of blackspot so I am totally interested in trying a newer rose in case it looks like Bosco with better resistance to blackspot.
This year I am trying their newer yellow Nye Bevan and so far it has good disease resistance without spray. So while I agree that many of the new roses look very similar to the older varieties I am noticing improvement in their resistance to blackspot. I know blackspot resistance is not a factor for those in dryer areas but it is a killer for everyone in humid conditions and I am hopping maybe they also have improve resistance to whatever health issues like rust other experience (speculation since we don’t have rust)