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Pruning Roses

Modern HT and floribunda roses produce the best flowers on young bushes. In pruning, you aim to encourage the production of young wood from the base of the plant, which left to its[...]

Planting new roses continued

Standard hybrid teas, patios and floribundas are treated in the same way as their bush counterparts, the ‘base’ being the point at which the branches come out of the stem at the to[...]

Planting new roses

Choosing the site. The reputation that roses have for liking clay soils is no excuse for bad preparation and planting. Roses like good conditions — plenty of water, regular feeding[...]

Types of roses

Bush roses. These are roses of a bushy habit as opposed to ones which grow on a single stem. The term ‘bush’ usually applies to the bush form of miniature, hybrid tea and floribund[...]


Roses are still probably some of our most popular garden plants, although the attitude towards them has changed somewhat in the last decade. Hybrid tea and floribunda types have de[...]