What shrub is 35 million years old with 35 species in the wild, all of which can be found in countries across the Northern Hemisphere?

The wild species of rose that we see in the wild have lived for centuries, and can be found in cultivated gardens too.

As well as wild rose species, there are old roses and ‘modern’ cultivated roses too. The Chinese started to cultivated roses 5,000 years ago, a process that still happens every year in gardens and plant nurseries across the country.

Creating new species, with exciting colour combinations is common in the world of roses. And for the gardener, it means exciting plants that liven up the flower border.

Creating Your Own Rose Garden

Buying, planning, pruning and general looking after roses is simple, when you know how.

Most roses enjoy a prune at certain times of the year, as well as feed adding to their soil when the growing season starts. As well as manufactured fertilisers, well-rotted horse manure is also an ideal fertiliser, full of nutrients roses need to produce fantastic, showy blooms.

Special Care

Roses are hardy and robust, but they can be susceptible to bugs and pests. Treating these quickly and effectively is essential as green fly, for example, damage the rose bush, sapping it of its energy. As a result, the plant looks woody, leaves are sparse, the blooms dull and limp.

The good news is, this infographic tells you everything you need to know about rose, from buying the best, the ideal soil conditions and location, as well as the thorny issue of when to prune.

You can use our rattan plant pots to begin growing your own red roses!

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