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The beauty of roses.

Rambling Roses.

Cover old trees with blooms: Rambling roses look fantastic  clambering  through the branches  of old fruit trees. They extend the trees'  season  of interest and add a splash of flowers  at eye level. Old trees also provide  robust  support  for flowering stems  laden  with blossom.
  • Choose  vigorous  varieties: 'Rambling Rector'  climbs to about ten metres  with canes  spreading around  five metres  in a single  season, 'Bobbie James' reaches over six metres  and the sweet-smelling, pink-flowered' Paul's  Himalayan Musk' is also recommended.
  • Rosa  longicuspii  and 'Sir Cedric Morris' are two varieties that will flower prolifically,  producing  hips in late summer and reaching a height of seven  to ten metres.  For a little more colour choose the blush-pink-flowered 'Kew Rambler',  with branches  spreading  to over eight metres and wonderful rose hips.
Make rose beds more interesting:  A bed that is home only to roses can look sparse  for much of the year, when the roses are not in flower.  To add some interest and 'clothe' the bare lower stems  of large-flowered  roses, plant perennials such as alchemilla,  dwarf potentilla, nepeta,  sage and artemisia. Hostas are also a good choice,  especially  those with variegated or blue-tinted  foliage.
Weed suppressors:  Covering  the bare  soil in a rose bed with ground-cover  plants will also smother the weeds. Lavender bushes  make an attractive  combination with roses. The silvery grey  foliage is a wonderful  foil to the colours  of the blooms, and the fragrance also repels some garden  pests.

Autumn roses.
        Modern  rose varieties include  an increasing number  that reflower  in late summer and remain in bloom until  the end of October. They are available  in all colours.

1. Red: 'Alec's Red',  'Ena Harkness'  and 'Tess  of the D'Urbervilles'  are good reds.

Alec’s Red Rose
3. Orange  and yellow: 'Rusticana'  has orange flowers, while 'Golden  Wings' is a light buttery  yellow.

Golden Wings Rose
2. Pink: ' Anne  Boleyn' and 'Queen Elizabeth' produce pink flowers.

Queen Elizabeth Rose
4. White: 'Anito Pereire' boasts pure white flowers until the first frosts, even  in rainy areas. and 'Glamis Castle' reflowers  with prolific  white blooms.

Anita Pereire Rose
Foliage:  Some species and hybrid roses  are grown  for the appeal  of their feathery foliage  and attractive hips, in addition  to their flowers. Varieties  in the Rugosa and Pimpinellifolia families have many  tiny leaves which turn from lustrous bronze to orange,  even  red, in autumn, and many  also produce glossy  hips.
Roses with both  ornamental  foliage and hips  include Rosa  rugosa  and Rosa  glauca.


Planting Container Grown Roses.

1. For  the best results  plant roses in autumn  or early spring. Choose  plants that have  at least three  healthy, well-balanced branches.

Planting Roses
3. lf the roots are pot-bound,  tangled and dense,  then
carefully tease them  apart  and thin them out if necessary

Thinning the roots of Roses
2. Before  planting,  water the   rootball  thoroughly. Either
soak the container in a bucket of water, or pour water directly
into the top of the container.

Watering roses
4.  After planting and watering, spread  a thick layer of mulch such as bark
around the base of the shrub to keep  the soil moist.

Mulching Roses


1. Planting Roses.
2.Choosing Roses.
3. Fill Your Garden With The Scent of Roses.
4. Rambling Roses.
5. Getting More From Your Roses.
6. Caring For Your Roses.
7.The Versatility Of Roses.
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