Advice & Inspiration

Our rose care advice and inspiration will help you get the best out of your roses. Be inspired by our RHS rose garden exhibits, follow our step-by-step guides to planting a rose or watch our video tutorial of how to deadhead your rose.

Roses in Mixed Borders

Planting roses in a mixed border is one of the easiest ways of enjoying roses in your garden. Combine ...

How to Plant a Potted Shrub Rose

By following these simple steps, you will ensure your potted shrub rose gets off to the best possible...

How to Feed a Rose

Feeding your roses twice a year will encourage strong, healthy growth and abundant flowering. It’s a ...

How to Deadhead a Rose

What is deadheading Deadheading is the remova...

How to Plant a Rose in a Pot

Roses are excellent plants for growing in pots. English Roses, with their shrubby, bushy habit are id...

Purple Partnering Plants

Purple plants are a particularly good choice for blending with roses within a mixed border. Ranging from soft hues to rich tones...

Pruning an English Shrub Rose

The instructions in this article cover the pruning of English Shrub Roses, as well as other repeat fl...

How to Mulch Your Roses

Mulching is the addition of a protective layer around the base of your roses. This process helps your...

The Basics of Growing Roses

Simple rose care advice and information you help you grow roses. ...

How Far Apart Should Shrub Roses be Planted?

For a successful garden, getting planting distances right is important. Plant shrub roses too closely...

How to Plant a Bare Root Shrub Rose

By following these simple steps, you will ensure your bare root shrub rose gets off to the best possi...

A Closer Look at Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll'

(Ausbord) Gertrude jekyll...

Rose Care over the Winter

November, December Your roses are winding down for the winter. Let them go into dormancy. There is n...