Pruning Rosa Rugosa roses

Rosa rugosa group of roses are some of the hardest, toughest roses that we can grow here in the uk. They take north, south, east and west facing sites. Most soil types apart from very waterlogged soils, indeed, they will grow quite happily in pure sand on the high tide mark on the beach! They…

Moving self seeded plants

If you like me grow herbaceous plants amongst your roses, there comes a time with the self seeders that you need to take action and move them. Sometimes they grow at the base of the rose and this isn’t a good thing. It reduces the new growth the roses put on at the base throughout…

Getting though Covid!

Live is hard at the moment, everything is the unknown, health, food, jobs, money, freedom, toilet roll, indeed all the things we took for granted, 2 weeks ago, have changed. But take this plant as an example of the way to cope. Everything is against it but despite that, it’s finding food, water and the…