There is nothing more majestic than a well planted and cared for rose bed. However with so many varieties, colours and scents to choose from, it can be a little bewildering when it comes to making a final choice.
Whatever you're after, if you do need help, just ask one of our team to advise you on the type of rose that will suit you best, as we keep many of the most popular varieties in stock, including varieties from the highly revered David Austin Collection.
In the area where your rose or roses are to be planted, mix in at least one bucket of well-rotted organic matter per square metre, forking it into the top 20-30cm (8in-1ft) of soil. Farmyard manure is ideal for this.
Apply general fertiliser, at 100g per sq m (3oz per sq yd) over the surface of the planting area and fork it in to the same depth as the organic matter.
For each rose dig a hole roughly twice the width of the plant's roots and the depth of a spade's blade.
If you are replacing old roses with new roses, ensure that you dig out the soil to a depth and width of 45cm (18in) and exchange it with soil from a different part of the garden, as roses are at risk from replant disease also known as soil sickness.