It's time to feed your roses
Feeding your roses twice a year will encourage strong, healthy growth and abundant flowering. It’s a relatively quick and simple task, yet is one of the most beneficial jobs you can do to ensure that your roses are at their most healthy and floriferous when summer arrives.
A fragrant addition to any flowerbed or border. Most shrub roses can be relied upon to repeat flower given good conditions, bringing colour when most other shrubs have ceased to flower.
Climbers & Ramblers
Climbers and ramblers are most useful for softening or covering architecture, such as the walls of a house or building. They are also a wonderful way of creating a spectacular focal point, and bringing height to the garden.
Potted roses are easy to grow and are a fantastic way of instantly adding colour and fragrance to your garden over the summer months.
New for 2021
We are pleased to introduce the Nye Bevan (Auspital) English Shrub Rose in tribute to Nye Bevan and the NHS. £2.50 from the sale of each rose will be donated to health charities including NHS Charities Together.
Roses ideal for
Roses for Pots & Containers
Roses look fantastic planted in pots and containers. Place on a patio, balcony of by a doorway for a floral feature.
Roses for Shady Spots
Every garden has its tricky shady spot which is hard to fill. These roses only need a few hours of sun. Planting roses in shady positions is a great way of bringing colour and interest to forgotten areas of the garden.
Roses for Walls & Fences
Most gardens have at least one standard height fence or wall, which is often dull or simply ignored.
How to deadhead a rose
There are two stages to deadheading. The first is mainly aesthetic, removing the brown finished blooms so you can enjoy the remaining flowers without interruption. The second stage encourages new blooms and helps to maintain a compact shape.
Favourite roses for shade, bees, fragrance & amazing flowers
Sometimes it can be hard choose when there is such an abundance of rose varieties. See David Austin's top picks for everything from shady spots to shrub roses for pollinators.