Pink roses - all about rosesBy Marjorie Harris and Karen York

Whether hybrid tea, floribunda, climbing or shrub, roses come with one major caveat: they need at least six hours of direct sun a day.

Don?t bother putting roses in the shade or behind other plants; they are the divas of the garden and need the spotlight to do their best. That said, they are also versatile and can show off their charms as hedges, specimens, espaliers or ground cover, as well as in borders and containers.

Read ahead for tips on how to let your favourite roses take centre stage in your garden and how to keep them vibrant indoors. Also, rose experts from around the country take the challenge listing their fave.