Posted: 13/08/2015 at 18:48
I grew them in acid clay in Kent, won prizes in the village show, now they are in thin limestone in SW France. If they are well fed and watered they don't get too much disease.
I love roses, how could one not? Grasses are boring, I think most look like weeds, but roses are just gorgeous. My garden fills will the scent of them in May and June and they are coming out again now. I have about 80 of all sorts. I find the David Austin ones, even climbers, do well in pots as they need a bit of fussing over, extra food and water - but they are worth it for the scent and the colour. My roses must produce more flowers than any other plant in my garden, with possibly dahlias and clematis a close second. It's not garish as most of my plants are herbaceous perennials so not all out at once.