Roses (rosa species and cultivars)

Roses are very popular ornamental garden plants but not all gardeners realise they also have culinary and medicinal uses.

Roses are a feast for for more than just our eyes. Photograph copyright — Patsy Collins

Rosa is a large family of deciduous hardy shrubs. Although having a reputation for being complicated and demanding to grow, they’re actually no more difficult to deal with than any other garden shrub. Problems usually only arise when the roses are grown en masse in a separate rose…

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