Roses for containers
Roses make excellent plants for growing in pots, containers, urns, tubs, half barrels... just about any container that's large enough to accommodate a decent volume of compost and (with the exception of miniature varieties) their long tap roots. Roses are perfect for patio containers, pots adjacent to paths or doorways, or anywhere else in the garden you frequently pass by and can regularly indulge on their beautiful flowers and fabulous fragrance. Smaller varieties such as miniature roses and dwarf floribundas can succeed even in the smallest spaces, working well on a terrace, small patio or even city balcony. In larger gardens, potted roses work well when grown together in groups of odd numbers to create interesting, colourful features. The bushy habit of English roses make them particularly well suited to growing in containers, where they will reward you with scented blooms right through the summer and into the autumn. Standard roses also work well in containers to add height and a little more of a formal feel to your outdoor space.