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…

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…

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,…

A new pink bloom from grower Gareth Fryer will be Rose of the Year 2013. Gareth, of Fryer’s Roses, has raised five Roses of the Year during his long career…

Gardeners can raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust by growing a new rose.  Available at Homebase, ‘The Teenage Spirit Rose’ marks the life of cancer patient Jennifer Jones, 19,…