Roses are definitely the queens of the garden and are indispensable plants, regardless of whether your garden is classic or modern, large or small. They are easy to grow and come in a range of shapes, colours and fragrances to excite the senses. Roses are incredibly versatile; climbing roses can be trained up a wall or pergola, standard roses look lovely lining a garden path, while rose bushes in a traditional rose bed are beautiful. They can also be grown in pots on the patio or decking and some can even be grown as a fragrant, colourful hedge. As an added bonus, most are also excellent for cutting. If you choose the right roses for your growing conditions and learn the basics of maintaining roses they can be the highlight of your garden.