To make a Unique Rose Variety we need two parents. The Seed Parent and the Pollen Parent. The Seed Parent receives the pollen from the Pollen Parent. The seed of the new variety grows within the Seed Parent. It is this seed that will make the Unique Rose Variety. In choosing Parents we are looking at their colour, scent, height, type, form, growth charactistics, etc. It is the combination of the two Parents that will give the New Varieties their unique charactistics. To put it simply we will cross two pink varieties together in the hope of creating new pink varieties. The real skill is knowing which varieties to cross, and this comes with many years of experience and trial and error. Once we have decided the various Parents – we will produce our Breeding Program. This will identify which varieties will be crossed. This Breeding Program forms the back bone of the Summer’s activity.