By David Domoney: My Five Favourite Roses

Sweet Syrie Climbing Rose

Launched in 2016 at the Chelsea Flower Show, this exciting variety possesses the most beautiful and sweet perfume. The flowers open in a range of pink and salmon shades to be large, often 12cm across. Sweet Syrie is a great all-round garden performer with a really healthy, glossy mid green leaf. This climber is repeat flowering from Summer through to Autumn. Winner of the Golden Prize at the Glasgow Rose Trials in 2020.

Easy Does It

Buds begin as a rich scarlet, and as the frilly edged petals unfurl, each flower becomes a beacon of intense orange, fading out through shades of pink. With up to 30 wavy petals per bloom, this beautiful floribunda rose also has a fantastic fruity fragrance. Easy Does It is a compact and bushy plant that will make a striking addition to any garden, or balcony if space is limited, as it is suitable to grow in pots as well as beds and borders.

Chandos Beauty Rose

Deservedly one of the most popular of all roses. With big beautifully shaped flowers which combine elements of light amber gold and cream, with some seasonal pink flushes, and the strongest sweetest rose scent that you could ever desire. The plant is strong and robust with big dark green leaves that have a good disease resistance. Use in beds, borders or hedges and it's fantastic to perfume a room as a cut flower.

Graciously Pink Patio Rose

Shell pink patio rose, with attractively shaped flowers are borne in large clusters and are set off perfectly against the dark green glossy foliage. This plant will grow to approx. 45cm tall and 45cm across and will be smothered in flowers from late May through to first frosts. Suitable for use in beds, borders and large patio containers. Will thrive in most well-drained soils in a sun or partial shade.

This Morning Rose

This Morning is one of the very best to grow in a pot, filling the pot completely and daintily trailing over the sides. Simply stunning. Grow as a garden shrub, either to trail over a low wall, in a pot or as a patio climber. With repeat bloom from mid-June to November, the profusion of pretty characterful blooms make you smile through the summer. Unusual, beautiful, charming and versatile. A beautiful rose launched at Chelsea Flower Show with Holly and Phillip in 2018 to mark the 30th birthday of ITVs flagship This Morning programme.


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