Rose Care Advice & Inspiration

Roses are easy to grow and are remarkably tolerant. However, with a little extra care and attention your roses will really thrive. Follow the rose care advice guides created by our rose experts to help you look after your rose plants or be inspired by our show gardens and articles on how to best use roses within your garden.

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Roses are among one of the most versatile garden plants.Easy to care for, with a long flowering season they can make a great addition to any outdoor space.

2022 Pruning Courses

Now Available

Our enjoyable half-day courses run between 7th January and 27th February 2022 and will explain how to encourage your English Roses to form shapely shrubs and control their height. Advice will also be given on how to prune climbers and ramblers.

No prior knowledge is required, as we will guide you step by step through the process. Please bring outdoor clothing as part of the talk will be demonstrated out in the garden.

£60.00per person including light refreshments.

Places are limited, call 0800 111 4699 to book your place.

Latest garden inspiration

4 Garden Trends for Autumn with Roses

As the leaves fall from the trees leaving branches bare, we know autumn is upon us and with it the bare stems of bare root roses.

Sustainable Style with a Barrelful of Blooms

If you are looking to grow greener then you can’t get much more sustainable than planting our UK grown seasonal bare root English Roses in a re-purposed container.

Favourite roses for shade, bees, fragrance & amazing flowers

See David Austin's top picks for everything from shady spots to shrub roses for pollinators.

How to encourage a happy garden and healthy roses

Discover how to plant roses which attract pollinators and encourage a healthy garden eco-system.

latest shrub rose advice

How to Mulch Your Roses

This process helps your roses to retain moisture, suppresses weeds and provides valuable nutrients for your roses as they grow.

how to deadhead a rose

Deadheading is the removal of finished blooms in order to encourage further blooms and improve the appearance and shape of the rose.

How to Plant a Bare Root Rose in a Pot

Plant your bare root rose in a pot or container with our easy step-by-step guide or watch our 'How to' video with our Rose Expert.

How to combine shades of purple roses

Shades of purple when combined together can create a garden of grandeur and majesty.

latest climbing & rambling rose advice

training and tying-in roses

Training a climbing or rambling rose allows you to direct the growth of your roses for even coverage.

Create a cottage look with climbing roses

The façade of a house should not be forgotten as it provides a unique opportunity to change the style of your home, simply by adding flowers.

Climbers on walls

By training a fabulous, fragrant climbing or rambling rose up a wall or or fence, you can convert a dull, even unsightly area into one of the most stunning features in your garden.

How to Plant a Bare Root Climbing Rose

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