In this Gardeners' World programme clip, Monty Don shows you how to prune a shrub rose with shears. It's a quick and easy job for September or October. He also provides a handy guide to the differences between a shrub rose and a hybrid tea rose, so you can be sure you know what type of rose you have. So don't be afraid to prune your roses – watch this short video and give it a try now.
Flowering in late winter to early spring, this relative of forsythia will produce delicate, light pink flowers with a delicious rose and orange blossom scent. Buy one for £14, or save 50 per cent when you buy three for just £21.
Pick up a perfect cotinus collection, comprising three interesting varieties - 'Grace', 'Royal Purple' and 'Golden Spirit' - from Hayloft. Buy three plants for £18, or save £6 when you buy six for just £30.