Top 5 Garden Roses
Roses are celebrated for their beauty all over the world and are the staple of any English garden. However, with over one hundred species of rose it is often difficult to choose the one that’s right for you. When selecting any rose it is important to consider both your gardening experience and the aesthetic you are trying to create. Here are the top 5 garden roses:
Danse de Feu
With their vivid orange colours and pleasant fragrance, these climbing roses are sure to brighten up even the dullest of garden walls. Although climbing roses are often considered more difficult to care for, with the correct know-how and attention Danse de Feu roses will grow quickly and continue to bloom year after year.
For the less experienced gardener, Ingrid Bergman roses are much easier to grow and look after. Like all Hybrid Tea roses, they produce large blooms with thick single stems that are fairly resistant to most diseases. These vibrant cherry red roses are resilient by nature and are renowned for their velvety-soft flowers that bloom in summer and autumn months. Thanks to their wonderful charm and resilient nature, the Ingrid Bergman rose won the James Mason Memorial Award in 2003.
This is another type of Hybrid Tea rose that has proven to be rather popular amongst novice and expert gardeners alike. Pascali are creamy white roses with classically-shaped petals that can be enjoyed from June until September. Like the Ingrid Bergman, they are a strong grower with a hardy nature.
These roses are also fairly resilient. After being first introduced in 2006, Tickled Pink roses became an instant hit amongst rose enthusiasts. With their robust nature, light scent and celebrated medium-pink blooms it came as no surprise that they won ‘Rose of the Year’ in 2007. Like all Floribunda roses, Tickled Pink roses bloom in large clusters and are the perfect addition to any border display.
Another celebrated Floribunda rose is the Absolutely Fabulous rose, winner of ‘Rose Of The Year 2010′. This is a more traditional style rose with a gentle fragrance and pale gold flowers that bloom from early summer right up until autumn. If well-fed and watered regularly, this delightful rose will thrive and continue to flower each year.