Category Archives for Roses

Roses as hedging

What are the advantages of using roses rather than other shrubs for hedges? Mainly that they will provide almost continuous colour throughout the summer and well on into the autumn. If you are using upright-growing roses of the cluster-flowered type, … Continue reading

30. March 2017 by admin
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Roses: Siting and Planting Roses

What is the best site for my roses? Almost anywhere as long as the soil is well drained and the plants will have full sun for most of the day. Avoid narrow, potentially draughty spaces – for instance, between closely … Continue reading

28. March 2017 by admin
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Choosing bedding roses

Could you suggest some large-flowered and duster-flowered roses in various colours that would be suitable for bedding? The choice is immense, but the following are a few of my personal favourites: RED. LARGE-FLOWERED ‘Alec’s Red’, ‘Ernest H. Morse’, ‘Fragrant Cloud’, … Continue reading

27. March 2017 by admin
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A Descriptive List of Roses

The following explanations of the style of arrangement of the descriptions may be helpful: (1) the name of each rose is given; (2) the class to which it belongs; (3) the raiser’s or introducer’s name and date of introduction; (4) … Continue reading

12. April 2012 by admin
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