MORE Forget-Me-Not Trust Open Gardens – Margaret Beever, our Garden of the Year winner in 2009 and 2010, is opening her garden at Dove Cottages, off Washpit Hill New Road, Holmfirth, HD9 2SQ on Sunday July 24 from 1pm to 5pm.

There will refreshments and plants and the admission fee will be £2.50. For full details of all the gardens and their opening times, location, admission costs etc, visit .

Remember that all proceeds from these events will be helping to continue to work of the trust and to build, staff and maintain the new hospice at Brackenhall, Huddersfield.

P Roses grow on you – the new, updated edition of the RHS Encyclopedia of Roses, by Charles and Brigid Quest-Ritson has been published recently. With almost 2,000 of the best species and cultivars from across the planet described, this stunning publication is worth every bit of its £30.00 RRP. The book not only describes each rose in fine detail but it gives comprehensive guidance on choosing and buying roses, propagation, pests and diseases and the ideal growing conditions to get the best of what must still be one of Britain’s best loved groups of ornamental plants. ISBN 978-1-4053-7385-2.