Dr, is Mid Wales a good place for growing roses or am I too close to the sea in Aberystwyth? Do you live close by? Christie, Aberystwyth 

Christie, you are in quite a good place to grow roses with a fairly high rainfall. If I were you I would choose good healthy varieties that will not get blackspot. Look up all the Gold Standard Varieties on the B.A.R.B website. You could also look at recent rose of the year varieties on the same website http://www.rosesuk.com/ Here is a link to their website. I hope this is helpful to you.

I live in a remote cottage in mid Wales. Doctor Rose