We love the story of the English gardener who visited one of the famous temple gardens in Japan and asked the head gardener what was the secret to creating such beauty. The head gardener simply held up his pruning shears and smiled.


Growing roses

Growing roses


Want a show of beautiful roses from your garden? Read our easy rose care guides and prune when necessary to ensure you keep your roses happy and healthy.


Pruning removes the old and dead branches and trims away top growth that is too weak or twiggy to bear good flowers, in order to encourage vigorous new growth from the base. READ MORE ABOUT HOW TO PRUNE ROSES.


A small (or no) garden doesn’t mean you can’t grow beautiful roses. HERE we share great tips on growing roses in containers, in any space.


Read on for more on growing roses…


How to plant a rose garden focal point


“One of my favourite places is the rose garden, especially if it’s been laid out formally with walkways for easy picking and maintenance,” says garden designer Shirley Wallington. Here are her top tips for planning a rose garden...