From now until December I'll have roses blooming in the garden. Of course the main flowering season is from June until September but they are great plants that will continue to flower endlessly. I don't know much about growing roses - I generally trim them in December or January, sprinkle bonemeal in the Spring and mulch around the base. Then leave them to it. I try to take off leaves affected with blackspot but sometimes this is difficult to stay on top of.
Left: Red rose variety unknown.
|Above & Below: Rose 'Arthur Bell' has a RHS Award of Garden Merit based on its reliability and being a good performing plant. I like how the buds have a hint of peachy-orange on them but when they open up fully they look pure yellow (below).|
|Lots of buds and flowers to come!|
Of course there is some blackspot on all the rose plants and this seems almost impossible to prevent (suppose that's the downside to roses) but the flowers are worth it!
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