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rose petal jam

Rose petal jam

Preserve the fragrance of summer with this delicious recipe for rose petal jam. It captures the very essence of roses and lifts the spirits in winter.

roses cut flowers

Roses as cut flowers

Rose expert Michael Marriott shares his love of roses and advises how to use these garden favourites as cut flowers.

Lady of Shallot rose bred by David Austin Roses

Growing roses

Rose expert, Michael Marriott from David Austin Roses, offers his advice to getting the best from your your roses and picks five all-time favourites.

Plant partners for roses

Rose expert Michael Marriott suggests some perfect companion plants for garden roses. Enhance your garden roses with the beauty of other flowering plants.

pruning roses

Pruning roses

Find out the best way to prune your bush, shrub and climbing roses with rose pruning advice from Michael Marriott of David Austin Roses.

rose in pot

Can I grow roses in containers?

Roses can be grown in large pots and if you are renting, or moving home, it’s a great way of having a mobile garden. Michael Marriott from David Austin Roses shares his top tips.

bee on rose

Roses for bees

Rose expert Michael Marriott chooses roses that are good for pollinators such as bees.

David Austin Rose - Abraham Darby (Ascot)

Year round rose care

How to keep your roses looking their best with rose expert Michael Marriott.

Rose 'Emily Bronte' bred by David Austin Roses

Choosing and planting roses

Rose expert Michael Marriott offers tips and advice on choosing and planting roses.


My favourite roses

Everyone loves roses. Michael Marriott from David Austin Roses has spent his career working with these wonderful plants and picks some of his favourites.

Briar rose rosehip. Rosa canina.

Roses with hips

Gardeners grow roses mostly for their flowers, but many have fantastic, ornamental hips that extend the season.

Five new roses for 2019

A garden is not complete without a rose or two. Jean Vernon finds five new roses at RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival

Renaissance Garden at David Austin Roses

5 rose gardens to visit

Rose expert Michael Marriott recommends five fabulous rose gardens to visit in the UK this summer.

Rosa 'Rambling Rector' by David Austin Roses

Climbing and rambling roses for shade

Roses can grow in shade, as long as it is not dry as well, such as under a tree. Michael Marriott picks his favourite climbing and rambling roses for shade.

Rosa 'Dame Judi Dench'

A blooming star

A new rose named after Dame Judi Dench will launch at Chelsea Flower Show in May, reports Matt Appleby

Rosa 'Princess Anne'

Roses in the shade

Roses can grow in shade, as long as it is not dry as well, such as under a tree. Michael Marriott picks his favourite roses for shade.

flowering currant Ribes

Five resilient shrubs

Autumn is the perfect time to plant trees and shrubs. Here are five easy to grow, low maintenance shrubs from plantsman, Graham Rice.


Rose of the year

The rose may be the national flower of England but German company, Kordes, saw off all English rivals as its ‘Sunny Sky’ bloom was crowned Rose of the Year 2016 at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.


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