At Root One we really love our roses! With a stunning array of colours and scents to choose from, roses are high maintenance but massively rewarding. From the magnificent once-a-year display of the rambler Albertine, the exquisite coppery tones of Lady Emma Hamilton or the heady scent of Gertrude Jekyll these are must have plants for anyone who loves their garden. We have proudly stocked the David Austin range of roses for over 15 years and welcome each of their new introductions.
As well as David Austin Roses, we will continue to stock roses from numerous suppliers including Lucksbridge, Philip Harkness, Whartons Roses and Peter Beales Roses, a Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winner who has been growing roses for over 50 years.
Following the availability issues over the summer, we are pleased to say that we will have a wide range of David Austin Roses available from late October.
This is an ideal time to plant as the soil is still warm from the summer sun but the autumn showers have softened it to allow easy digging. Once you’ve dug your hole, pop a handful of mycorrhizal fungi at the bottom of the hole and around the rootball, teasing out the roots as you go. Place in the hole ensuring that any graft is above ground, backfill with soil and then firm in well, especially climbers, and finally give it a good water and then wait for the magic to happen.
We also stock a good range of gift and patio roses, hybrid teas and floribundas. We will happily give you advice on pruning and tips on how to get the best out of these invaluable plants.