Roses are one of the most popular flowers in the world. There are an abundance of varieties and colours, there’s a perfect rose for everyone.

Roses are not only timeless, but they can also hold different meanings. The most popular rose has to be the Red Rose, which is a symbol of love and passion and is what Valentines Day is all about. White roses are used as the traditional wedding flowers but they can also symbolise Purity, innocence & sympathy. Yellow roses provide cheer and happiness, giving yellow roses can show someone how much you care and how much their friendship means to you. The cream rose, although it is similar to the white rose, it is said to represent charm, thoughtfulness and gracefulness.  Pink roses can hold several different meanings. Dark pink roses are symbolic of gratitude and appreciation whereas light pink roses are symbolic of gentleness and admiration.

Roses are a very popular choice for wedding bouquets. Their soft delicate blooms are the perfect choice when it comes to wedding flowers. Garden roses, David Austin roses and standard roses are the most common varieties used for bridal bouquets. Summer is the best time to choose roses for your wedding bouquet, as it is the peak season, all the varieties and colours should be available.

Growing Roses is easy

With so many varieties or rose plants available these days it makes it hard to resist planting some of your own. Whether is be your standard roses, climbing roses, old fashioned Roses, tea roses they can all be grown in your garden in the right conditions. Rose bushes are best planted in open sunny gardens where they get at least 4 hours of full sunshine each day, keep them protected from the wind and keep the soil rich with organic matter and fertilise regularly. The best thing about having roses in your garden is that you can pick the fragrant flowers when they are in full bloom and enjoy them in your home too!