Designing With Roses

By Tony Lord


Designing with Roses is the first book to explore the full possibilities of these versatile plants.

Here, Tony Lord shows us how to choose, use and cultivate roses, in gardens large and small, expansive and restricted.

He surveys the entire range of roses and their uses, and demonstrates how to combine them with other plants. Exploring mixed borders and informal plantings, he presents roses both as principal plants and in supporting roles. He illustrates their use on walls and fences, as hedges and screens, to enclose spaces and to furnish the structure of the garden. He looks at roses used as standards or domes, in pots or tubs, to provide garden punctuation. Lists of the best rose varieties for each purpose and garden area, and those roses that are most tolerant of extreme temperatures and of shade, most disease-resistant and most fragrant, complete the book’s comprehensive coverage.

Here is invaluable guidance on how to provide, for every part of the garden, colour, scent and beauty through the seasons.

Includes colour pictures.

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