Roses are indispensable plants, easy to grow and come in a range of shapes, colours and fragrances to excite the senses. Climbing roses trained up a wall or pergola, standard roses along a garden path, or rose bushes in a traditional rose bed are all stunningly beautiful. Roses really are incredibly versatile - they are excellent for cutting. Most roses need to be planted where they will get at least 5 to 6 hours of sun per day. Give them plenty of organic matter when planting and avoid crowding them as good air circulation is important. When handling roses it is advisable to wear sturdy gloves to protect your hands from the prickly thorns.