You can still to continue to order and receive container/potted Bush roses by mail order throughout the year, this includes Climbing and English roses but excludes Standard Roses. Alternatively, from July, you can order bare-root roses to be supplied by mail order (including Standard Roses) in the Autumn from November to March.
Customers can continue to both view and purchase now both potted Bush and Standard Roses from our Holbeach Nursery, alternatively why not come to see us at the Gardeners World Live Show at the NEC Birmingham in mid June where we would be very happy to meet you, give advice and bring along your pre-ordered roses, check our Garden Show Page on the homepage for dates.
EU Delivered Orders
Unfortunately due to extremely high delivery charges and likely damage in transit overseas we are unable to supply container grown roses by mail order to the E.U, you can however continue to order your bare-root roses for supply in the autumn from the end of this month, payment will not be taken until a few days before dispatch, Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Roses in the Garden (U.K), What needs doing
Its still a perfect time to plant roses, prepare the ground well for any new potted roses you are planning to plant by ideally digging out the hole ready a few days before and adding plenty of well rotted manure or compost into the bottom of the whole and forking in well, you can now plant roses where there were roses planted before by adding some mycorrhizal 'ROOTGROW' into the base of the hole and ensuring that the rose roots come into contact with the friendly fungi, see the 'Rose Related Products' to order and for more information, ROOTGROW will benefit all newly planted roses, dry, light and sandy soils and hardy shrubs. Full planting and aftercare instructions are supplied with all our roses when dispatched
Keep newly planted roses watered until well established in the ground or container especially important during prolonged dry weather spells.
Your roses will now be in active healthy growth and flowering or close to flowering, feed with a balanced rose feed like empathy afterplant rose feed if you have not already done so this spring and water in, if you've not had any heavy rain after a few days.
Continue to tie in or support any long new growth using soft string or rubber ties on Climbing and Rambling Roses.
Watering of established roses is not essential, but will improve performance, best time to water is early morning avoiding the leaves and splash back onto the foliage as wet leaves encourage diseases to spread.
It is also highly recommended that you continue to spray your roses at 2 week interludes avoiding the heat of the day and full sun, spraying is best done at the start or the end of the day when the leaves are dry to keep them looking great, healthy and to repeat flower in high numbers. we have some really excellent, safe, natural and bee friendly products to help you control harmful insects and diseases like Rose Black Spot, Mildew and Rust alternating the products used each time (check product label). Prevention is better than cure, so be disciplined and spray regularly before you see problems! Using the following products available from Style Roses will give you great and safe control, always check the product label for full instructions on use and safety, giving full consideration to children & neighbours, wildlife and pets:
Roses in Patio Pots, Hanging Baskets or other containers should be watered every day during hot dry weather.