A rose in full bloom stops you in your tracks. It steals your heart with its paper-delicate petals and lures you in with its heady, romantic scent. Once you're truly captivated it's hard to resist filling your garden with the sumptuous butter yellows, sugar-spun pink, graceful white and blood red petals of this queen of flowers. At Rushfields we have variety in roses for the garden and even on the balcony. Roses are the queens of the garden plants and can't be missed this summer. If you want your garden to flower massively, choose roses. We look forward to showing you the many options at our plant centre in Poynings. Come over and discover!
Variety of roses
We're in love with roses, so we've got a variety in our garden centre to grace every spot in your garden. Do you want to brighten up your border, or want to give your wooden fence some colour? Also, roses can climb up the downspout or window frame. Whatever your wish is, roses are the answer. Find your perfect roses for the garden, border, pergola, or container. Our staff is always willing to help you.
Roses at Rushfields
For every purpose, there are different types of roses. Find the list below about the different sorts at our plant centre. Want more information about roses? Ask our staff!
- Climbers and ramblers like 'New Dawn' and cream 'Alberic Barbier' scramble boisterously up trellises and wire supports to clothe walls in swathes of colour. Ramblers easily cover walls and disguising wooden fences. Climbers can become very high, but you also have smaller climber for balconies. Make sure to plant climbers in well-drained soil, also if you choose to plant a climber rose in a flower pot on the balcony.
- Shrub roses make striking centrepieces to a border: free-flowering and highly perfumed, they'll bloom from June till September. Apricot 'Buff Beauty' or deep pink 'Comte de Chambord' are good choices.
- Patio roses like pale pink 'Gentle Touch' or pure white 'Diamond' are dainty, smaller shrubs bred for their ability to thrive in containers. Smothered in blooms, they're long-flowering and brilliantly colourful.
- Ground cover roses spread out in low, graceful arches to cover the ground in dense foliage and flowers. The 'Flower Carpet' series come in gold, pink, white and scarlet.
How to prune roses?
Pruning roses doesn't have to be complicated. Simply follow a few basic principles, and enjoy your wonderful bush of roses, colour and even some scent. Pruning roses produce healthier roses, better-shaped shrubs and more flowers. Here are a few tips on pruning roses:
- Always use sharp secateurs or loppers to ensure a clean cut
- Start by cutting away all dead, damaged, crossing and spindly branches
- Cut stems just above an outward-facing bud, at a sloping angle to divert rainwater away from the bud.
- To limit the spread of diseases such as black spot, don’t compost rose leaves, but bag them and dispose of them.
- Finally, don’t worry if you accidentally cut too much off your rose. Roses are tough, and will generally grow back even after hard pruning.
Stick to these basic rules and you will definitely enjoy your favourite roses this summer. Buy your bare root roses, roses in pot or climbers at Rushfields Plant Centre. You find our garden centre in Poynings, Sussex. Check our contact page for the opening hours.
Please ask one of the team at Rushfields for more information and advice about growing roses.