Most old fashioned roses have a single big flowering session during the year, but by careful selection and a bit of cheating you can have flowers all summer. Firstly, when choosing old fashioned roses select from the following groups: Rugosa, Hybrid Musk, Hybrid Perpetual, Bourbon, China and Portland – these all will repeat flower. Secondly, (here’s the cheating bit!) many modern roses look old fashioned, these include the English roses and some of the bush roses.