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Roses

Roses have a special place in the world of flowers. Arguably the most iconic blooms of all, roses are classic flowers that will bring colour, scent and excellent ground cover to any setting. Roses are versatile plants that suit almost any space and last for years. Invoking so many different sentiments, they make the perfect plant gift for any occasion. At Gardeners Dream we stock an extensive range of potted roses, including Hybrid Teas and Flower Carpet Roses, ready for planting out in the garden. From good old fashioned roses in vivid red to elegant pastel shades of rose, you can find them all here. No matter what you have in plan for these gorgeous plants, we will send them to you for free! Our free delivery policy covers all addresses in the UK.  

Garden Roses

Roses are an attractive addition to any garden or outdoor space. They are one of the world's most instantly recognisable garden plants. Their status as one of the most popular searches on the Gardener's Dream website shows their popularity is here to stay.

Growing roses can be a fulfilling pastime. Whether you opt for bare root roses or potted roses, you'll find they suit any style of outdoor space. These fragrant flowers look just as good in modern garden settings as in cottage gardens.

Roses are relatively disease-resistant. Compared to many other plants, they require little maintenance.

Planting Roses

Plant your new rose in a spot that enjoys full sun or light shade. Soil should be moist but well-drained. Leave around half a metre between plants to afford plenty of space for the roots to spread and the plant to grow.

Most roses are deciduous and lose (at least some of) their leaves in autumn. However, roses are generally cold hardy, which means that, unless the ground is frozen, rose planting can happen at any time of year. This is particularly true if you're planting in pots or containers. Even rose varieties deemed less winter hardy, such as Hybrid Tea, will cope well with lower temperatures.

Potted roses are one of the simplest rose types to plant. They take little effort to plant and are quick to establish once in the ground.

Growing Season

Roses blossom their large blooms in early summer. Unlike old garden roses, many modern roses repeat-flowering into autumn. Rose gardens are irresistible to pollinators. You will find plenty bees and butterflies are attracted to your rose bush during the warmer months.

If you leave spent blooms in place, you'll notice orange-red hips appear in early autumn. These often last right through to winter. The vast majority of modern roses, including English roses, hybrid teas and shrub roses, produce them. However, species roses, climbing roses and rambler roses create more prominent and colourful hips than other roses.

These hips are edible and are best harvested for cooking just after the first frost. Birds and other wildlife also enjoy hips. Be sure to leave some in place for them.

Caring for Roses

Roses need less care and attention than you may think (this is why wild roses are so prominent).

Once established, shrub roses planted out shouldn't need much watering, except during particularly dry spells. Offering an occasional good soak is more beneficial than watering lightly and often. Roses planted in pots and containers will need to be watered more often from early summer.

Rose bushes should be pruned annually to help keep them healthy and neat. Deadheading spent flowers will encourage new growth and prolonged blooming. However, bear in mind that this does hamper the blossoming of hips.

Roses are renowned for wanting to be well fed. It's worthwhile mulching annually with a nutritious organic matter. While garden roses are generally extremely hardy, they benefit from some winter protection. Mulching around the time of the first frost will help keep your roses healthy and promote new shoots in early spring.

You may also want to incorporate a specialist rose feed into your summer care routine.

Roses Grown in Pots

Provided they are given enough space to grow, roses will do well in pots and containers. Choosing a deep container affords plenty of room for the plant roots to grow. Patio roses are a great way to create a beautiful and modern focal point in a smaller outdoor setting. Bear in mind that containers drain faster than the ground. This means you'll need to water pots more often to help maintain disease resistance and prevent powdery mildew from forming.

Roses as Gifts

Roses make fabulous gifts that last for years and make the recipient feel special and loved. If you'd like to treat somebody to beautiful roses it's worth considering the individual meanings and sentiments behind the different colours of rose. This will help you pick out the perfect rose plant to convey your feelings. Before you choose your plant, it's worth considering the individual meanings and sentiments behind the different colours of rose. This will help you pick out the perfect rose plant to convey your feelings.

Red Roses

The most famous of them all, red roses express feelings of passion and romantic love (think scattered rose petals). Perfect for Valentine's Day or your wedding anniversary.

Pink Roses

Pink roses are associated with femininity, gentleness and elegance. Therefore, pink roses make the ideal gift for Mother's Day or just to let someone know you care.

Yellow Roses

These brightly coloured blooms signify friendship and are perfect for celebration or to help see a friend through a hard time. They also make an excellent birthday present.

White Roses

Symbolising purity and everlasting love, white roses make the ideal gift for weddings and milestone anniversaries. Planting repeat-flowering blooms that will blossom year after year is also a sentimental way to welcome a new baby into the world.

Cream Roses

Cream roses are associated with charm and affection. This makes them a versatile gift that suits any occasion, from birthdays to thank yous.

Buying Roses

Roses are available 24/7 at the Gardner's Dream website, with free delivery on all UK orders. We stock a variety of Patio, Hybrid-Tea, Bush and Flower Carpet roses in a myriad of colours from lavender purple to vibrant orange. These rose plants have been carefully selected to create perfect rose gardens. Our rose experts are on hand to offer advice and guidance to help you choose the best rose plants for your space.

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