December 26, 2018

A lifetime of breeding excellence

In the early 1950s David Austin set out to create a more beautiful rose. Sixty years on, from a hobby breeder as a young teenager David Austin has gone on to breed a collection of roses renowned across the world.

All David Austin roses have beautiful blooms and in most cases wonderful fragrance held on graceful attractive shrubs.

On December 24, 2018 news channels reported that David Austin, the plant breeder who restored fragrance and romance to the rose, died at 92.

David Austin’s rose business still continues as a family company. David Austin was joined by his son David and his grandson, Richard.

Even if we, as business owners, grow the best roses in the world, we have a finite lifetime. And not all of us have a succession in place who would run the business after us, like David Austin had.

To secure the future of our families, wouldn’t it be better if we were already working with a partner before we “retire”?

Maybe for some of us 2019 is the year to think this over.

I wish a great 2019 to all of my readers.

Song of the blog: Bette Midler – The Rose

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