Posted: 06/01/2016 at 17:16
No, I don't think they are Sam
I am not a lover or grower of roses here but planted plenty
earlier this year I purchased a David Austin Olivia Austin rose direct from the growers. It is advertised as having a strong scent but it seems to have none at all. I contacted David Austin but without satisfaction........unusual for me. Mine was part of a batch bought by a friend.....none of them seem special. I paid almost £20 If I recall correctly. .....bit pricey to say the least.
I would shop around for price and then gauge reviews. Look through catalogues and compare. Choose the variety you want and compare prices.
buy bare root now....much better value than potted plants and usually bigger (root systems)