Wondering how to grow show-stopping roses? Our friend David Domoney was recently featured on This Morning talking about just this during Rose Awareness Week.
If you missed the show you can catch it here:
Firstly as lots of people grow their roses in containers now, it is important that you give the rose the right levels of water and feed. Use specialist rose and shrub feed to ensure the plant gets the correct nutrients.
If you are looking for roses that attract wildlife, then the open varieties such as Simple Peach, Keros and Starlight Symphony are some of the best. The visually appealing stamens will attract bees.
Roses are so versatile that you can even eat the petals. They can be baked of microwaved and added to salads and desserts to make them visually appealing. They are high in vitamins, A, C and D. You can even make rose tea or rose petal ice cubes.
The next thing for show-stopping roses is to deadhead them regularly. As the blooms fade is it important to remove them to encourage more flowering on your plant.
Doing these things throughout the summer will help your roses to be show-stopping. The rose is one of those plants that just keeps on giving throughout the summer season, year on year, so look after them and they will provide you with the best show.