Ever wanted to have your own rose?
It’s not too late to grow your own rose this year! As we start our Spring pruning, we will no doubt find a few hips on the bushes; this is where our new roses come from. Carefully open these hips to reveal the seeds inside and simply plant them as you would any ordinary seed on damp compost and cover with vermiculite or fine sand. Cover them with a lid (it appears that mice like roses as much as we do) and in a few weeks you will have some seedlings that you can grow on to full sized, flowering roses. OK they may not be the world’s best roses but they will be unique and they will be YOURS! Some of the world’s best amateur breeders are members of the Rose Society UK and will be sharing their tips and experience with us soon. Have a go, what have you got to lose?