Roses are a classic and beautiful addition to any garden. They are the most widely bought flowering shrub, but with over 30,000 varieties of roses the choice can be bewildering. Let’s take a brief look at the main rose types to help you decide which rose is right for your garden.
Trimming and pruning is a key focus this month, trim back ivy and creepers if they have outgrown their space before birds start nesting in them. Prune winter-flowering shrubs that have finished flowering such as mahonia, heathers and winter jasmine. You can now cut back deciduous grasses leftover Winter ready for fresh growth to start as the weather warms up.