Posted: 12/07/2015 at 09:03
Teresa, roses really are over rated for me. I grow one simply out of sentiment
roses usually when I see them are ugly spiny shapeless "things" over winter. They produce occasional flowers in summer but more prolific with their diseases and pests.
they need good soil, regular spraying and constant care. They tear clothing and skin and cause endless cursing
when grown well roses are lovely. I visited a garden wifh a rose bed in it and it was excellent. Must have had 30 roses there. Scent and colour was brilliant. But no structure and the pruning must be hazardous when squeazing among them. And when the colour goes? And when the leaves go?
My one and only rose has associated plants growing with it.
so.....grow better things. Grow variety ..perennials, shrubs and grasses...for something beautiful and easier all year round.
rip them out Teresa