Rose Care Advice & Inspiration

Roses are easy to grow and are remarkably tolerant. However, with a little extra care and attention your roses will really thrive. Follow the rose care advice guides created by our rose experts to help you look after your rose plants or be inspired by our show gardens and articles on how to best use roses within your garden.

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Roses are among one of the most versatile garden plants.Easy to care for, with a long flowering season they can make a great addition to any outdoor space.



Latest garden inspiration

4 Garden Trends for Autumn with Roses

As the leaves fall from the trees leaving branches bare, we know autumn is upon us and with it the bare stems of bare root roses.

Sustainable Style with a Barrelful of Blooms

If you are looking to grow greener then you can’t get much more sustainable than planting our seasonal bare root English Roses in a re-purposed container.

Favourite roses for shade, bees, fragrance & amazing flowers

See David Austin's top picks for everything from shady spots to shrub roses for pollinators.

How to encourage a happy garden and healthy roses

Discover how to plant roses that attract pollinators and encourage a healthy garden eco-system.


latest shrub rose advice

How to Plant a Bare Root Shrub Rose

Plant your bare root rose in a flower bed or border with our easy step-by-step guide or watch our 'How to' video with our Rose Expert.

WINTER ROSE CARE

Follow a few simple steps over the winter months and you will be rewarded with beautiful blooms when the warmer weather arrives. Read our tips on how to look after your roses during the colder months.

How to Plant a Bare Root Rose in a Pot

Plant your bare root rose in a pot or container with our easy step-by-step guide or watch our 'How to' video with our Rose Expert.

How to combine shades of purple roses

Shades of purple when combined together can create a garden of grandeur and majesty.


latest climbing & rambling rose advice

training and tying-in roses

Training a climbing or rambling rose allows you to direct the growth of your roses for even coverage.

Create a cottage look with climbing roses

The façade of a house should not be forgotten as it provides a unique opportunity to change the style of your home, simply by adding flowers.

Climbers on walls

By training a fabulous, fragrant climbing or rambling rose up a wall or or fence, you can convert a dull, even unsightly area into one of the most stunning features in your garden.

How to Plant a Bare Root Climbing Rose

By following these simple steps, you will ensure your bare root climbing rose gets off to the best possible start.