Know your roses
There are so many roses out there to choose from, so check out this breakdown for the most common types.
HYBRID TEAS are the classic roses with a single large bloom at the end of each long stem on a fairly upright bush. They flower from spring to early autumn.
FLORIBUNDAS are usually lower growing than hybrid teas with smaller blooms but produce clusters of flowers on each stem from spring to autumn.
DAVID AUSTIN or English roses have been bred to offer old-fashioned scented blooms with the added bonus of repeat flowering.
CLIMBERS range from enormous and vigorously climbing plants to more petite, long-limbed stems. Ramblers are a subgroup of climbers, with smaller flowers in large clusters, that only flower in spring.