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Aug 19 • 2019

Planting Roses with Other Flowers

A fantastic bonus of companion planting is that many of our choices attract insects such as Hoverflies, ladybirds and lacewings that will prey on rose pests and can have a positive effect on rose health by improving soil health and reducing risk of diseases.

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Aug 01 • 2019

Our Rose of the Month for August 2019

Our rose of the month this August is the absolutely beautiful Ruffles and Flourishes. 

It has gorgeously frilly edged blooms that smell divine. Pink blooms are produced from June until November.

A real show...

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Jul 26 • 2019

How to Keep Roses Looking Their Best in Hot Weather

This week with soaring temperatures, we’ve been talking to Mary Jinks; Country Garden Roses founder and renowned rose expert about how to keep roses looking their best during this hot weather. Here are her top tips to keep your roses looking healthy

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Mar 14 • 2019

How to Prune a Rose

The mystical art of pruning is one of the major deterrents to people buying a rose. This is sad, because pruning roses is actually very simple, and most roses are resilient enough to survive the odd bad pruning.

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Apr 19 • 2018

The Great Outdoors!

We are delighted to announce that this summer our garden centre, Country Garden Plant Centre, will be holding a family festival, The Great Outdoors’, together with Shropshire Wildlife Trust, in support of their ‘Scrapheap Challenge’.

Read on for more information on this amazing event, and how you can win in our charity raffle! 

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Feb 24 • 2017

Journal of a rose gardener 24/02/17

This week on journal of a rose gardener...

Fruit Trees

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Feb 17 • 2017

Journal of a rose gardener 15/02/17

This week on journal of a rose gardener...

The final winter clean up...

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Feb 08 • 2017

Journal of a rose gardener 01/02/17

This week on journal of a rose gardener...

Bullbs...bulbs...bulbs....everywhere

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Jan 26 • 2017

Journal of a rose gardener 26-01-17

This week on journal of a rose gardener...

The Growing season, Winter visitors, what to plant

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Jan 16 • 2017

Journal of a rose gardener 13/01/2017

This week on journal of a rose gardener...

It's time to strip and trim...your rose bush

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Nov 28 • 2016

Cyber Monday is here...

Cyber Monday is here...

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Nov 25 • 2016

Black Friday Offer

Black Friday

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Nov 24 • 2016

Journal of a rose gardener 24/11/16

This week on journal of a rose gardener...

Making a traditional Christmas wreath

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Nov 03 • 2016

Journal of a rose gardener 03/11/16

This week on journal of a rose gardener...

Dahlias, how to store for winter, when to replant, finding a place to plant.

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Oct 20 • 2016

Journal of a rose gardener 20/10/16

This week on journal of a rose gardener...

Planting roses in Autumn? Bare root? Potted Roses? Feeding?

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