Rose Advice

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Climbing Roses vs Rambling Roses
7 Mar 2017

People always say that you give the presents that you actually want for yourself.  I am not sure that that is right because one of the best presents I have received was ten bare root David Austin roses from a complete non-gardener friend of mine who loathes roses because she hates the surpri...

Planting Roses
18 Jul 2016

Rose Planting Advice  It doesn't matter which Rose you are planting. Although they are long suffering and will grow in most places, if you want your roses to grow as well as possible then think of three things. Think of Earth, Wind and Fire...: Similarly all roses enjoy the same soil. So p...

Black Spot
18 Jul 2016

Rose Black Spot (Diplocarpon rosae) is the most widespread and serious fungal disease affecting members of the rose family. Black Spot attacks the leaves and a bad case can defoliate a plant completely. This loss of leaf reduces the vigour of the rose and can ultimately kill it. Black Spot spores...

Rose Replant Disease
18 Jul 2016

Why does Rose Replant disease occur?  Rose replant disease (sometimes called rose sickness) occurs when a new rose is bought to replace an old one and is planted in the same soil. It is generally considered that the cause is a combination of soil imbalance caused by the removal of trace ele...

Video: Heeling in bareroot plants and trees before planting
18 Jul 2016

How to heel plants in In this video we walk you through the do's and don'ts of looking after bareroot plants in freezing weather or if you cannot plant for some time. It applies as much to fruit trees, soft fruit and roses as it does to hedging and ornamental trees.

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