Roses

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 are delighted to have been chosen by David Austin Roses as one of their preferred partners. This is a great recognition of our standing as a high quality plant supplier as they had a huge choice of garden centres to pick from and were very selective. Whilst at the moment we cannot take specific orders with David Austin providing us with the stock available at the time of ordering we are happy with the varieties we currently have.

We will continue to stock roses from numerous other 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.

Roses can be planted at anytime, but avoid planting when the ground is frozen or waterlogged. The ideal time is from early spring through to late autumn with the ground having been warmed by the sun. 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.