Roses are extremely popular plants in the UK. There are hundreds of different species, with varying different colours and differing scents. They are easy to care for and grow.

The Mary Berry Rose

The Mary Berry rose is pale-yellow and comes from Mary’s favourite grower, Harkness Roses in Hertfordshire. It will be launched at Chelsea in May. The Great British Bake-Off star Mary,…

Roses at Wisley

A good spring of mild days and cool nights, with little frost, provided perfect, stress-free growing conditions for roses. Wisley curator Colin Crosbie said: “Our rose garden is looking fantastic.…

The Inspiration rose

Called ‘Inspiration’ it is a hybrid tea with large blooms of bright salmon-orange and pale-yellow on the reverse of the petals. Cheshire breeder Gareth Fryer said: “It was offered exclusively…

Pot-grown roses can be planted into patio containers at any time of the year, but around the end of February is a good time, as plants are just about to start…

To ensure you achieve the healthiest and best-shaped roses, which in turn give you the best flowers, you need to prune roses annually – and this can be carried out…

  To grow Christmas roses start off by buying cheaper ‘tester’ Helleborus niger in smaller pots. If possible, buy your Christmas roses in flower, looking for rounded blooms and plenty of healthy…

We have put two unlikely planting partners together on the veg patch this weekend. And I wonder if anyone else is growing onions along side roses in their garden?! Unfortunately we haven’t…

  1) ‘Louise Odier’ – one for romantics, this intensely scented pink Bourbon rose repeat-flowers and resists disease well. H 5ft (1.5m) S 4ft (1.2m). Supplier: www.oldroses.co.uk 2) ‘Madame Isaac…