Tie in sprawlers Climbers and ramblers can begin to get out of hand. Tie them in to their supports regularly as they have no means of supporting themselves. Wear thick gloves when handling.
Look for diseases Roses suffer from their fair share of pests and diseases. Look out for blackspot, mildew and rust, often combined with greenfly. Spray thoroughly every two weeks to keep them at bay.
Deal with suckers Roses will often produce suckers from the roots. As most roses are grafted, these suckers will be a different variety to the top growth. Follow them to their source and remove.
Keep on watering Newly planted roses or those in pots need lots and lots of watering as they establish. Give them a solid drink that penetrates the soil quite deeply to satisfy their thirst.