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Roses are easy to grow, long-living, and remarkably tolerant. However, a little extra care and attention will go a long way - the better your roses are grown, the more healthy and disease resistant they will be. Here we recommend a few products which will help your roses thrive.
The standard tree rose tie is perfect for supporting standard tree roses. It is important to stake standard tree roses when planting as this provides strength and support for the stem. The super soft flexible rubber tie is ideal for attaching the stake to the tree stem because it is easy to adjust and helps to prevent damage to the young stem.
Colour: Black Size: L30 x W3cm
These long handled Felco loppers are ideal for removing mature stems and woody branches. The lightweight aluminium alloy handles and hardened steel anvil blade are comfortable to use and provide a clean, precise cut. Shock absorbers protect wrists and arms and a curved cutting head makes pruning work easier.
Colour: Red handles Size: Length 80cm
Alternative size: Felco Medium Handled Loppers
Our galvanised straining wire is perfect for training climbing and rambling roses up a wall, fence or doorway to create a stunning feature. The strong, rust proof galvanised wire can cover large areas, supporting roses as they mature.
Colour: Silver Size: L20m x D2mm
Handmade in Shropshire, our durable, premium suede rose pruning sleeves have been specifically designed for working with roses. The combination of the hardwearing, extended suede sleeve and neatly fitting fabric cuff ensures wrists and forearms are protected from even the most treacherous of thorns.
Colour: Heritage brown Size: One size
The comfort and quality of these premium, everyday gloves protect against thorns while allowing great dexterity. An ideal rose gardening companion, the flexible material and adjustable velcro wrist strap provide a comfy fit for nimble fingers. With additional protection on stress points – thumb, forefinger and fingertips, they are perfect for frequent use and particularly effective when working with roses.
Colour: Grey and black Size: Medium
Alternative size: Large Briers Everyday Glove
Our stainless steel compost scoop is the perfect size for potting and planting your roses. The polished stainless steel finish is highly resistant to rust and a sturdy leather hanging cord allows for tidy storage. The deeply dished head lets you pick up a generous measure of compost while the high back and sides keep quantities in place on the scoop.
Size: Length 30cm
Our ladies' groundbreaker spade has a pointed, sharpened head, which slices easily through the most challenging ground. The stainless steel head is rust-resistant with wide comfort treads at the top of the blade to prevent any discomfort to feet, allowing you to dig deep. The solid ash handle is topped with a comfortable 'Y' grip and double riveted at the base for strength. Ideal for preparing the ground for planting roses.
Size: Length 100cm
Alternative size: Men's Groundbreaker Spade
These unique deadheading snips provide outstanding comfort, grip and control and are ideal for removing any finished roses, encouraging new blooms. The carbon steel, scissor action blades retain a sharp edge over prolonged use. Easy to use, the index finger loop improves control and stability while the comfortable shape nestles in the palm of your hand.
Colour: Dark green handles Size: Length 22cm
This folding pruning saw gives you the cutting power of a bow saw in a handy pocket size. The tempered carbon steel blade retains its sharpness while the triple teeth cutting faces provide incredible cutting performance - even on the toughest stems. The blade locks securely, folding away neatly into the handle. Designed to work primarily on the pull stroke it is excellent for overhead work needed for climbing and rambling roses.
Colour: Orange and black handle Size: Blade length 14cm
This Kneelo™ kneeling pad is perfectly cushioned for protecting your knees and clothes when caring for roses at ground level. Ideal for mulching, planting and working comfortably around the garden for extended periods. A deep layer of shock absorbing EVA foam is sandwiched between two layers of memory foam for premium comfort. Covered with a waterproof, neoprene outer this kneeler is durable and practical.
Colour: Moss green Size: W50 x D30 x H4cm
The unique design of these durable Kneelo™ knee pads ensures protection for your knees when caring for roses by providing comfort and flexibility. Perfect for mulching, planting and tasks that require working comfortably at ground level for extended periods. A shock absorbing EVA foam is sandwiched between two layers of cushioning memory foam and covered with a neoprene outer that is practical and waterproof. Secured with fully adjustable hook and loop straps these knee pads are ideal when you have lots of roses to deal with.
Colour: Moss green Size: One size
This natural coloured twine is the perfect companion for tying-in roses. Made from natural plant fibres, the biodegradable jute is garden friendly and safe to compost. The warm, natural tone of the twine will complement the earthy colours and soft hues of your garden as well as providing discreet support for your roses.
Colour: Natural brown Size: Length 160m