Roses are regularly voted the nation’s favourite plant, creating a showstopping sight in the garden. This year we have grown several hundred varieties of roses on our nursery at Coolings Wych Cross, giving you a wealth of choice and allowing you to find the perfect rose for your garden! We have put together this short guide to help you choose your rose.
When choosing the type of rose for your garden you need to consider a few key factors, such as sunlight levels, positioning, exposure to wind, space available. If you have a small garden, a huge rambling rose might not be ideal! If you are planning to plant your rose in a container, you need to ensure the container is an appropriate size and that the rose is okay to grow in a container.
TYPES OF ROSES
Patio Miniature – Smaller, compact varieties that are great for growing in pots. They have tight clusters of small flowers and can be either dwarf shrub or smaller climbing roses.
Ramblers – Small to medium-sized flowers held in large bunches. Gives a mass of bloom, once in the year. Ideal as support for other climbers.
Groundcover – Strong, low-growing rose bushes. Groundcover roses grow quickly and provide a colourful carpet of flowers.
You can browse our large selection of roses in our online shop.