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A brief guide to Deadheading Roses
Learn how to deadhead your repeat flowering roses to encourage them to produce more flowers throughout the summer months.
How to plant container roses into your garden
Nursery Manager Ian Limmer guides you through the basics of planting roses bought in containers. Don't forget that the most important thing when planting roses during the summer is regular watering!
How to train climbing roses to encourage many more flowers
All too often climbing roses can be seen producing most of their flowers high up in the air and very few lower down. By training stems horizontally as much as possible, new shoots will be encouraged to grow, producing many more flowers across the whole height of the rose.
Stagger pruning to encourage climbing roses to produce many more flowers
Simply by staggering pruning, climbing roses will produce many more flowers over the whole of the rose, instead of just waving in the wind at the very top of the plant, as seen all too often.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Bare root roses are supplied without any soil, hard pruned and often have no foliage, during the winter months when the plants are dormant. This means that they are no longer focussing their energy into new growth and can therefore be lifted from the ground without causing any stress to the plant. This is normal for roses at this time of year and they will quickly produce healthy new growth come spring. The benefits of buying bare root roses are that there is a greater choice of variety available, as well as being planted at a less stressful time for the plants. This means that they can develop a strong healthy root system quicker than a containerised rose planted in the middle of summer. WHAT IS A CONTAINER ROSE? Our container roses are potted with specially prepared compost during the winter months, into 4 litre pots. They are available for delivery throughoutMore info
Rose Gardening Calendar
By the end of the month you should aim to have completed your annual staggered pruning of established Climbers and Ramblers that flower on current seasons wood (Group One). For a guide on how to prune these roses please click here.January is also a good time to plan your summer garden, so ensure you have the most up-to-date catalogues to help inspire you. FEBRUARY Pruning, pruning and more pruning! All established bush and repeat flowering shrubs should receive their annual prune this month. As a general rule bushMore info
Did you know that you can actually make your own rose hip tea?The process is actually very easy and fun to try, plus it’s a great source of vitamin C!During the Second World War, at a time when oranges and other foods high in vitamin C were hard to acquire, schoolchildren were actually given rose hip syrup to keep them healthy. This was something that Peter Beales used to remember vividly telling stories about how he used to collect rose hips from the hedgerows as a boy. To make tea for two you will need 7 large ripe rose hips with the stems removed. Hips from the Rugosa family are the best for this. Just make sure you get your rose hips from a source where you know they haven’t been heavily sprayed witMore info
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ROSE FAMILIES EXPLAINED
There are many different rose families, each with its own characteristics from clusters of small flowers to large shapely blooms and a variety of scents which vary in strength.More info
BARE ROOT OR CONTAINER ROSES
Traditionally roses were supplied bare root during the winter months whilst in their dormant state. However, over recent years there has been an increasing demand for roses to beMore info
HOW TO PLANT ROSES
Please be aware that bare-root roses are tied together in bundles and if ordering several roses they may arrive mixed. When your roses arrive please separate your roses carefullyMore info