"Roses Revealed" gives you confidence when it comes to choosing the right rose for you. Here are Dermot O'Neill's top 200 roses, selected from the thousands available for their combination of exceptional qualities, such as exquisite scent, long flowering period and good disease resistance. The majority is widely available and can be grown in several countries, including America and Australia. The first part of the book showcases the best roses for particular purposes in the garden, so whether you are looking for the best options for ground cover, for trailing over a wall, or for small gardens you can easily find what you are looking for. Dermot gives a personal account of each rose, his passion and enthusiasm bringing it to life, while Sarah Cuttle's photographs provide a glorious colour reference. The directory in the second part of the book contains all the essential information on your chosen rose, including flowering period, height and spread, and shade tolerance, with tips drawn from Dermot's many years of experience.
The third part of the book covers rose care, where Dermot's sound advice and easy-to-follow instructions reveal everything you need to know about looking after your roses, making trouble-shooting a breeze. "Roses Revealed" encapsulates all the romance of this universally popular plant and makes choosing and growing roses a joy.
Dermot O'Neill's grandmother grew many old-fashioned roses and he recalls many hours as a boy in her garden surrounded by wonderful roses such as 'Madame Isaac Pereire', 'Cardinal de Richelieu' and 'William Lobb'. As one of Ireland's best-loved gardening personalities, Dermot's down-to-earth, colourful, easy-to-follow style brings the joy of gardening to a wide audience. He has been a regular contributor to Irish national television and radio since the early eighties and currently appears on Radio One's 'Today with Pat Kenny' every Friday. He is the editor of Garden Heaven magazine and gardening correspondent for the Sunday Independent.