How to Videos
How to plant bare root roses
In this short video Ian Limmer, Nursery Manager at Peter Beales Roses offers easy step-by-step advice on how to correctly plant bare root roses.
How to plant container roses
This video will guide you through the basics of planting roses bought in pots so that they can establish quickly into your garden and you can enjoy beautiful blooms for many years to come. Don't forget that the most important thing when planting roses during the summer is regular watering!
How deep should I plant my rose?
If roses are planted incorrectly then they are at increased risk of becoming damaged and unhealthy. Therefore, the correct planting depth is essential in order for a rose to quickly establish itself into the soil, maintain good health, and truly thrive.
If a rose is planted too high then it is likely to become damaged in strong winds and can suffer from wind rock. There is also the increased risk of roots becoming exposed which can put the plant under significant stress, as well as a higher chance of suckers developing from the root stock.
In this short video Peter Beales Roses Nursery Manager, Ian Limmer offers some tips on how to correctly plant container and bare root roses, so that you can avoid some common mistakes.
How to rejuvenate old climbing roses
This quick and simple tip can help to rejuvenate old roses which may have lost some of their vigour over time. By simply pruning old roses back hard in stages, strong new growth can be encouraged to develop from near the base of the plant, transforming a tired old rose back into a healthy, flourishing one that can be enjoyed for many more years to come.
A brief guide to deadheading roses
Regularly deadheading your roses throughout the summer (giving them a light summer prune) speeds up the production of the next display of flowers, meaning you can enjoy many more blooms from your roses. By simply removing the old, faded, finished flowers the next flush of blooms is produced many weeks earlier than if the plant had been left unpruned. Of course, not all roses flower more than once a year, so deadheading will only work for repeat flowering varieties. Some roses will also produce ornamental hips, so you may decide to leave the old flowers on the plant if you wish to enjoy the hips in the autumn.
How to train climbing roses to encourage many more flowers
Climbing roses produce their flowers at the ends of their long stems. This can mean that they are all too often seen with a few flowers high up in the air with very few blooms to be enjoyed lower down. Luckily, it is very easy to train climbing roses so that flowers can be produced and enjoyed across the whole plant. By simply training their stems as horizontally as possible, new shoots will be encouraged to form and grow upwards, creating many more flower-bearing stems. Plus, check out our video on stagger pruning, where Ian offers his tips on how to encourage even more flowers from your climbing roses!
Stagger pruning to encourage climbing roses to produce many more flowers
Avoid your climbers producing just a few sparse flowers waving in the wind by staggering your pruning. By pruning in this way, flowers will be produced from much lower down and across the whole of the rose, instead of just at the very top of the plant. In this short video, Ian shows you how to do it.