A gardening book that discusses bestsellers and favourites would be incomplete if it did not include the iconic Iceberg rose.
This beautiful display of roses is one of the rewards of winter pruning, along with good soil enrichment, watering and fertilising.
Many gardeners wishing to include roses in their borders might be concerned about whether they are appropriate for a water wise garden.
Red roses are associated with Valentine’s Day and this Spire rose grows into a stately 2,5m high specimen that produces a profusion of dark, cherry red blooms that make a statement at the back of a bed or where high colour is needed.
Winter is the quietest time for roses, but not necessarily for rose growers. You can now safely move roses that were planted in the wrong place and re-pot container roses that are no longer looking good.
Planting up a beautiful pavement garden is usually the last item on a gardener’s agenda, yet such a garden can set the whole tone for the rest of the home and garden.
Now is the time to prepare your roses for the autumn flush.
It is easy to create a flowery walkway if you know what to plant at ground level; we analyzed this lovely setting to get you started. The climbing Iceberg roses are already looking gorgeous and within the next growing season they will form a dense cloud of snow-white flowers overhead.
Brilliant Pink Iceberg flowers abundantly, producing half-double blooms in surprisingly vivid tones of dark pink to white. The flowers have a subtle, honey-like fragrance.