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…

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,…

Chelsea Flower Show is always about lavish displays, fantasy and drama, but if you ignore the noise above and focus in on the quieter details of the gardens, there’s often…

Royal roses are set to put on a bloomin’ brilliant display for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Renowned grower David Austin roses has unveiled Rosa ‘Royal Jubilee,’ its patriotic new bloom…