At the old house I had Robusta Rugosa, Morden Centinnel, John Davis and William Baffin roses. The Rugosa was huge and fabulous. I never got to see William Baffin flower and the other two were always decimated by aphids.
Last year I planted another William Baffin and America. Both are climbers. I got a couple of gorgeous blooms out of America last year and am looking forward to seeing a lot more growth this summer.
They should eventually look like this
As roses aren't exactly in the budget this year, I'd be interested in getting cuttings from friends' gardens. Have you ever propagated a rose by cutting? How easily do they root?
I'd love to add some white and yellow roses to my garden. The Knockout roses look fab but it would be nice to have some of the older scented roses. What's your favourite rose?