Mini Rose Garden It takes less than 30 minutes to create a miniature rose garden using one patio rose in bloom and two companion plants with equal flower power. This proves that roses are not only for gardeners with large plots and deep pockets but for everyone that loves the queen of flowers. So, if […]
Roses in the food garden We grow roses for their beauty in the garden and for picking. So what are they doing in the food garden? Roses are not only food for the soul, but certain varieties are food for the body too. Their nutritional value lies in their rose hips and, to a lesser […]
A Perfect Match Roses and vegetables are an obvious pairing for so many reasons. Roses and vegetables have a history of being grown together, and roses have much to offer as companion plants. They attract pollinators, shade tender vegetables, support twining veggies and add that extra special ingredient – beauty! Roses and veggies also fit […]
Yellow banksian rose Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’ The Banksian rose is a garden favourite around the globe. It originates in west and central China and is grown for the masses of blossom produced during the middle of the spring season. This sudden splash of yellow contributes significantly to the wonder and joy of the floral spectacle […]
Ice Berg Rose A gardening book that discusses bestsellers and favourites would be incomplete if it did not include the iconic Iceberg rose. Introduced way back in 1958, this white floribunda rose has been sold by the millions around the world and it is still going strong. Every year in spring, hundreds of Icebergs are […]
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.