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  • roses for rose water

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    gardengirl
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    so I have recently become interested in herbalism and was thinking about how to make my own rose water. Is there a type of rose that will produce a lot of flowers while still being relatively easy to grow? (I'm not the best gardener in the world)

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    Tiger Lily
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    Any roses can be used for making rosewater, but after doing some research it seems that rose hips might be exactly what your looking for. They do need lots of room for growing.

    Roses for hips are grown the same way as other roses, but are often better suited to wild or cottage gardens, where their vigorous growth gets plenty of room to spread.

    Hips are a rich source of vitamin C, and can be taken as a syrup or eaten. Connoisseurs claim Rugosa hips have the best flavour and are the least fiddly to prepare. Each one must be top and tailed, then cut in half to remove the seeds and irritating hairs. They can then stewed, dried or pounded into a paste for freezing.

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