I went for a wander in my rose garden the other day and saw four beautiful Ophelia buds in various stages of development.  Instantly, I decided they would feature as this week’s Rose of the Week.  Knowing nothing about Ophelia, I dragged out my rose books and started reading. I was amazed at what I found. Continue reading


Bonica is one of the most popular modern shrub roses in the world today.  It is a firm favourite due to the extraordinary lavishness of its flowers and the health of the bush.  If you only have room for one rose, Bonica may just be it.  Botanica assertively states: Every garden should have this delightful roseContinue reading