Having a rose named for you or a friend can be expensive. A rose which has commercial potential would cost from £10,000. When it comes to naming, a good commercial rose could be a financial disaster if it doesn’t have a good name. A much cheaper route would be to contact a member of the Rose Society and buy a seedling rose which can then be propagated. The Society can be contacted via its web page www.therosesociety.org.uk.