June’s plant of the month is Roses
June is a lovely month to be in the garden. With the evenings getting longer and brighter and the longest day of the year on the 21st June, the extra light and warmth encourages the garden to put on a burst of growth. One plant that puts on a great show is the rose, making it a fantastic choice for this months plant of the month.
Recent market information conducted by HTA revealed that 49 per cent of British adults with a garden have roses in them. Roses have also seen a revival over the past decade with breeders creating varieties that are easier to care for and more disease resistant.
There is a rose for every garden situation from Hybrid Teas to miniatures, climbers to floribundas. They are a great addition to any garden environment, large or small, contemporary or traditional with varieties for planting in flower beds, borders and planters.
Blue Peter gardener, Chris Collins, thinks no garden is complete without a rose or two.
“I suppose the choice of a rose as my favourite may be considered an obvious one when gardeners talk about plants – but the English garden is incomplete without one or possible many.