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  1. Kordes Roses - Best of the Best Collection

    Kordes Roses - Best of the Best Collection

    Sensational roses bred by Kordes Famous around the world for their exceptional disease resistance and beauty, we are proud to be able to offer our customers a selection of exceptional roses bred by German rose breeders Kordes. About Kordes Roses In 1887 Wilhelm Kordes I, founded the first W. Kordes’ Söhne nursery in a small town called Elmshorn, just north of Hamburg in Germany. At the age of 22 years, he could not have foreseen that his passionate interest in roses and breeding would influence the life of his descendants over many generations to come. Over the years the company grew and in 1919 relocated to Klein Offenseth-Sparrieshoop where the company still trades from today. Wilhelm’s two sons began working for the company adding their flair and talent. Wilhelm II dedicated his life to breeding, whilst Hermann I concentrated on building the business. The introduction of ‘Crimson Glory’ in 1935 was one of the early successes from the breeding program. In 1

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  2. Delbard Roses - Best of the Best Collection

    Delbard Roses - Best of the Best Collection

    Spectacular roses bred by Delbard We are delighted to be able to offer a selection of sensational roses bred by world-renowned French rose breeders Delbard. About Delbard Roses In 1935 George Delbard opened his first store on the banks of the River Seine and it wasn’t long before the name and reputation of Delbard quickly spread across the globe. By 1958 the first Delbard research laboratory was opened with scientists and breeders working to understand the mysteries of rose culture. Stronger flowers, greater scent, and just as importantly disease resistance.Over the years the family business grew and in 1972 Henri Delbard became Managing Director, overseeing the development of over fifty garden centres across France, also opening one of the most advanced research and breeding facilities in Europe. 2012 saw Arnaud Delbard, Henri’s son take responsibility for the name of Delbard, carrying on his family’s legacy of bringing the joy of roses to the world. S

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  3. Lens Roses - Best of the Best Collection

    Lens Roses - Best of the Best Collection

    Outstanding roses bred by Lens In 2021 we were pleased to introduce an exquisite range of roses from world-renowned Belgium rose breeder Lens Roses. About Lens Roses Founded in 1870 by Louis Lens senior, the tree and rose nursery has always had a strong influence within the rose breeding family. Originally located in Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Waver Belgium the company remained within the Lens family for three generations, with second-generation Victor Lens spearheading the hybridizing program, introducing an array of roses, including the famous ‘Pascali’ a beautiful creamy white Hybrid Tea. Victor’s son Louis carried on the family tradition introducing such beauties as ‘Guirlande d’Amour’ and ‘Rosalita’.In 1991, the nursery was taken over by rose lovers Rudy Velle and his wife Ann Boudolf, the nursery then moved to Oudenburg near Ostende where the couple carried on with the company’s established breeding traditions, introducing some outstanding varieties such as ‘Jean Ste

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  4. New rose coming 2022

    New rose coming 2022

    We're excited to offer a sneak peek of our newest rose... In celebration of the Oxford Botanic Garden's 400th anniversary, we are delighted to be officially launching a new rose for them at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022. Founded in 1621, the University of Oxford Botanic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in the UK and one of the oldest in the world! Although the new rose will not officially be available to buy until next year, the beautiful new hybrid was revealed by Oxford Botanic Garden Director Professor Simon Hiscox along with  Peter Beales Roses Nursery Manager Ian Limmer on Sunday 25th July 2021, accompanied by special guest Lord Patton of Barnes. The New ‘Oxford Physics Rose’ will not be officially lau

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  5. Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Below we have tried to answer some of the most common questions we get asked, but more in-depth information can be found within our advice pages. WHAT IS A BARE ROOT ROSE? 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

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  6. Rose Gardening Calendar

    Rose Gardening Calendar

    A simple month by month guide which can be used as a handy reference tool throughout the year to ensure that your roses will always look their best. JANUARY 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 bush roses should be reduced down to approximately 5 to 7 buds from the base of the plant and shrub roses should be thinned out, reducing younger stems by a third and older stems cut

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  7. Inspiration

    Inspiration

    Roses have many uses and can be used in a variety of different ways to add interest and excitement to your garden. Within this section we look at a few creative ideas which may hopefully inspire you to take rose growing to a new level. MAKE YOUR OWN ROSE HIP TEA 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

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  8. The Chelsea Chop

    The Chelsea Chop

    Normally by now the Roses would have returned from the RHS Chelsea flower show and if they hadn’t already had the Chelsea Chop, then they would be trimmed over the next few weeks. “What is the Chelsea Chop?” I hear you all ask. When we break our stand down at the end of the Chelsea Flower Show most of the shrubs and some climbers will be cut down very heavily for ease of transporting them home. Although the big flower shows have been cancelled this year, I have still been doing something similar to invigorate the plants into new growth. This helps to form bushier and hopefully more compact shrub plants. While we aim for more manageable shrubs, this hard prune should also encourage climbers and ramblers into producing lots of long straight stems. Some of the ramblers have already put on nearly 7 ft of new growth!   

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  9. Bare Root or Container Roses

    Bare Root or Container Roses

    Choosing your roses – bare root or container 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 be supplied in containers during the summer. Once the plants are established there will actually be very little difference between them, but there are a few advantages and disadvantages to both methods and the decision simply comes down to personal preference or availability.   The Potted/Container Rose Container roses are available to purchase from us throughout the year, but please note there is likely to be less choice towards the end of the year. This is because our roses are containerised early in the year, so come winter there will naturally be fewer containers and less choice available. The big advantage of buying a containerised rose, is that i

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  10. Feeding and Watering Roses

    Feeding and Watering Roses

    Feeding Roses Roses are very hungry plants and should therefore be fed regularly throughout their lives to ensure maximum blooms and growth, from first year plants through to 50 year old ramblers. We recommend a good feed of a nitrogen high feed like “Top Rose Gold” after the late-winter prune in February, then feeding every two weeks throughout the flowering period with a high potash feed like “Tomorite” or "Uncle Tom's Rose Tonic". This photo shows just ho

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The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas

Plant Centre Development The Rosarium restaurant and new plant house at our Garden Centre in Attleborough, Norfolk were part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and officially opened May 2019