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.

Favourite roses for shade, bees, fragrance & amazing flowers

Plant with abundance & create a bountiful blooming garden in an instant.

Rose Grading at David Austin

how we grade our bare root roses Here at David Austin Roses, only the best bare...

Rose Care over the Winter

English Roses are tolerant and healthy by nature, and will cope with wintry weather without fuss....

How Far Apart Should Shrub Roses be Planted?

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

How to Mulch Your Roses

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

How to Plant a Bare Root Climbing Rose

By following these simple steps, you will ensure your bare root climbing rose gets off to...

How to Feed a Rose

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

How to Plant a Potted Climbing Rose

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

How to Plant a Rose in a Pot

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

How to Deadhead a Rose

    What is deadheading? Deadheading is the removal of finished blooms in order to encourage...

How to Plant a Potted Shrub Rose

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

How to combine roses with silver toned foliage

Using silver toned foliage is a way to add depth to a border whilst keeping the...

Create a regency look with climbing roses

There is something magical about regency style. It suggests romance, opulence and beauty. It is no...

How to create privacy with climbing roses

There is no prettier privacy screen than an elegant climbing rose. Whether it be protection from...

How to create a floral aisle alleyway

Those little paths and alleyways down the sides of a house can be a dark and...