Posted: 13/08/2015 at 13:23
I must say I agree with Verdun. For me roses just don't grow well, they say they are not good in clean air, preferring town gardens. Thats very true for me, or it could be an altitude problem.
After taking that 20ft thing down yesterday, I am ripped to bits, right through clothing and thick gloves, it only blooms once, then you have miles of fungus ridden green for the rest of the year.
They don't even grow them at Rosemoor like they used to, I think because of the fungus problems. More suited to hot dry areas, my cousin in Australia grows beauties.
In spite of that, I still have to stick bits in the ground every year to do cuttings!