Advice & Inspiration

Our rose care advice and inspiration will help you get the best out of your roses. Be inspired by our RHS rose garden exhibits, follow our step-by-step guides to planting a rose or watch our video tutorial of how to deadhead your rose.

Celebrating The Lark Ascending

A performance to celebrate 100 years On December 15th 1920 Ralph Vaughn Williams' classical piece 'The...

Mixed Border Colour Scheme: Cool Pinks

MIXED BORDER COLOUR SCHEME COOL PINKS    Mixed beds and borders are one of the easiest...

How to Feed a Rose

Feeding your roses twice a year will encourage strong, healthy growth and abundant flowering. It’s a...

How to Deadhead a Rose

What is deadheading Deadheading is the removal of finished blooms in order to encourage further blooms...

How to Plant a Potted Shrub Rose

By following these simple steps, you will ensure your potted shrub rose gets off to the...

How to Plant a Rose in a Pot

Roses are excellent plants for growing in pots. English Roses, with their shrubby, bushy habit are...

Roses in Mixed Borders

Planting roses in a mixed border is one of the easiest ways of enjoying roses in...

Pruning an English Shrub Rose

The instructions in this article cover the pruning of English Shrub Roses, as well as other...

The Basics of Growing Roses

Simple rose care advice and information to help you grow roses. Planting Roses For advice on...

How to Mulch Your Roses

Mulching is the addition of a protective layer around the base of your roses. This process...

Purple Partnering Plants

Purple plants are a particularly good choice for blending with roses within a mixed border. Ranging...

A Closer Look at Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll'

(Ausbord) Gertrude jekyll English Shrub Rose and English Climbing Rose At a glance.... Colour: Fabulous, bright...

Rose Care over the Winter

November, December Your roses are winding down for the winter. Let them go into dormancy. There...