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.

Queen Elizabeth Rose

Famed for their fragrance and beauty the rose is one of the most popular garden plants around. Breeding work has ensured a wide range of colours and forms that can…

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…

Influential gardeners have paid their respects to world-famous rose breeder Peter Beales, who died on 26 January aged 76, following a long illness. Peter, chairman of Peter Beales Roses of…

At last we have had some sun, so I had no excuse not to tackle my very overgrown border. I needed to have a good clear out and get rid…

  Pest Control The never-ending quest to combat garden pests is now in full swing, especially in my greenhouse. A few weeks ago I fumigated it with a garlic candle,…