Jekyll & Hound
There is something so exciting about seeing the first English rose breaking into bloom and indulging one’s starved senses with that incredible scent. It gives such a huge lift to one’s spirits and heralds the start of a summer of happiness surrounded by exquisite flowers. Banish the thoughts of mildew, blackspot and aphid infestation and concentrate on the extreme pleasure which garden roses have the ability to provide. With the right varietal choice, you can have garden roses flowering from now until the first frosts and with very little work. Even if you haven’t managed to plant bare rooted bushes, you can plant containerised ones at any time as long as you put a bit of effort into placing them in a good position and watering them really well before you plant them. You will be rewarded with a summer of scent and beauty and a load of happy bees!
A Gertrude Jekyll – pink rosettes and generous scent.