Roses allows you to choose the right rose for you. Dermot O'Neill's top 200 roses have been selected from the thousands available for their combination of exceptional qualities. This book showcases the best roses for particular purposes in the garden - whether for ground cover, trailing over a wall, or small gardens - so you can easily find what you are looking for. Dermot gives a passionate, enthusiastic account of each rose, while the photographs provide a glorious colour reference. The directory contains all the essential information, including flowering period and shade tolerance. The book also covers rose care, with instructions on everything you need to know, making trouble-shooting a breeze. Roses encapsulates all the romance of this plant and makes choosing and growing roses a joy.
Dermot O'Neill's grandmother grew an abundance of old-fashioned roses and he recalls hours as a boy in her garden surrounded by these wonderful flowers. As one of Ireland's best-loved gardening personalities, Dermot brings his joy of gardening to a wide audience. He contributes regularly to Irish national television and radio - for example appearing on Radio 1's Today with Pat Kenny - was a correspondent for the Sunday Times, and the editor of Garden Heaven.