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Your independent Plant Centre
for all the Family

  • All our sausages are made by our own Butcher

  • Enjoy tea, coffee and home-made lunches in our Cafe

  • Our Plant Centre has all you need for Autumn garden maintenance

  • We stock Regatta outdoor men's and womenswear

    Wild roses

    The freshest, purest roses you can grow are those which are closest to nature. Their delicate, natural flowers disguise a tough constitution: they grow almost anywhere and shrug off pests and diseases. And it doesn't stop there: spectacularly beautiful brilliant red hips carry on the display well into autumn and winter.

    Here are some of our favourite wild roses from the range in our garden centre:

    Winged thorn rose (Rosa pteracantha): famous for its blood-red sharks' fin thorns glowing like stained glass in sunshine. The flowers are delicate white, appearing in late spring.

    Sweetbriar (Rosa eglanteria): possibly the most romantic name in the rose world, sweetbriar is an English native hedgerow rose with cheery pale-pink flowers followed by orange hips.

    Rosa moschata: very late to flower, beginning its display of simple white flowers in September and at its best in mid-October when most other plants are going to sleep.

    Geraniuim rose (Rosa moyesii): brilliant scarlet single flowers followed by extraordinary hips like elongated goblets in sealing wax red

    Burnet rose (Rosa spinosissima): a low-growing rose smothered in simple white flowers all summer, followed by marble-sized gleaming round near-black hips through autumn.

    Please ask the staff in our garden centre in Poynings for more information and advice about growing wild 'species' roses.

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