Our rose shrubs for sale are a wide variety of sizes and colours; offering robust and reliable repeat flowering in good conditions. Rose plants grow very gracefully and no two flower is the same, which not only brings a wonderful aroma but will also bring splashes of colour long after other plants have stopped flowering. An abiding classic that never fails to add a touch of class to any garden,...
Our rose shrubs for sale are a wide variety of sizes and colours; offering robust and reliable repeat flowering in good conditions. Rose plants grow very gracefully and no two flower is the same, which not only brings a wonderful aroma but will also bring splashes of colour long after other plants have stopped flowering. An abiding classic that never fails to add a touch of class to any garden, it’s easy to see why this is one of the UK’s favourite flowers. At Trees Direct, there’s a rose plant for any area of the garden, be it borders, climbers, ground cover or in pots.
Roses are grown in an open field and then lifted when the weather conditions are right from October to December. Roses are dormant throughout the winter and they will not produce any new roots or shoots until spring. They can be kept in their pots throughout the winter provided they are kept well fed and watered, however they should planted out as soon as possible. Roses are cut back when lifted and potted so no pruning will be required, apart from snipping off any tips that have died back. Routine pruning can begin in late winter the year after planting.
If planting in winter, choose a frost-free spell when the soil is not frozen. Roses are quite deep-rooted plants so dig a deep hole roughly twice as wide as the plants roots and mix in a generous amount of composted organic matter. A top-dressing of a general-purpose fertiliser can be worked into the surrounding soil and we also recommend using Rootgrow at this stage to encourage better root development. This is particularly important when planting into a bed where roses have previously been grown as Rose Rootgrow is said to combat rose disease.
Remove the plants from their pots without touching the roots and place them in the centre of the hole. Ensuring that spread of the new growth and shoots is covered and below soil level. (You can always make a slightly deeper hole than necessary to make sure the new growth is covered.) When the rose is at the right height, back-fill the hole, firming the soil down gently before watering the plant well.
Water generously until well established, and apply a specialist rose fertiliser each spring. They will also benefit from a generous mulch of composted farmyard manure in spring, but make sure this is kept away from the stems.
Roses require a little annual pruning. Remove dead, damaged, diseased or congested branches completely in late winter. If however, they become too big for their allotted space, cut back vigorous stems by a third and prune side shoots to within two or three buds. To totally renovate, cut all stems to within 10cm from the base.
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