What new roses can you recommend for my garden that are healthy and vigorous and don't need looking after? Martin, Nottingham

Well Martin good news; new roses are getting healthier. Rambling Rosie; a new ground cover light red variety will take some beating. Another variety you might like to consider is "Friends for Life" - a pink floribunda about 3ft high, masses of blooms all the summer long and needs little attention. Lastly "Home Run" - a bright red single petal shrub rose from the U.S.A. practically looks after itself. Well Martin I think that's enough to get on with, let me know if you want some more. Doctor Rose