Country Garden Roses Blog
Shrewsbury Flower Show 2016
Journal of a Rose Gardener...Choosing a rose 03/08/16
Journal of a rose gardener...Blackspot 25/07/16Rose Blackspot, appears as soon as leaves appear on roses in early spring, and will continue until the leaves fall in autumn.
It infects the leaves, causing leaves to turn yellow and fall. Small, black lesions may also appear on young stems.
To learn more about combating black spot, click read more...
Journal of a rose gardener...to pot or not to pot 21/07/16
We are often asked by customers whether they can place the rose which they have chosen in a pot in the garden. If the rose is a patio (for example. Diamond, Elizabeth, Queen Mother) , compact floribunda (Ballerina, Darcy Bussell, Flower Carpet) or compact climber, (Cinderella, Good as Gold, Star Performer) it will be happy in a pot, but hybrid tea roses, larger climbers and ramblers will struggle.
Journal of a rose gardener...Weeds..tearoom..shows 07/07/16
Everything Is Looking Blooming Fantastic!
With lots of roses ready to spring into action, we thought we would bring you a list of what's nearly ready in our nursery, so you can brighten up your garden with some early flowering roses, or brighten up someone else's day with a beautiful gift!
Click read more to see the list and pictures...
What to do in the Garden in April and MayWondering what needs doing in your garden as summer draws closer? Click read more to see our blog post for gardening tips this April and May!
What To Do In The Garden In March
The Gardens are starting to awaken and colour is now returning. The snowdrops are out up the back drive and the crocus in the garden are opening in the sunlight. The daffodils are showing their heads too! Although the days are cold it's time to start getting back out into the garden. When you get to work, with the winter sun on your back, it's actually quite pleasant out there!
Click read more to read on about what to do in your garden this March...
This Week at the Nursery 29/02/2016
The rabbit fence is complete and so far, "touch wood", we've had no trouble from our furry friends!
The pond has been fenced back in to make it dog and child safe! But don't worry we will be creating seating areas for you to sit and look out across the water. As I'm sure you can all appreciate, the wet weather has set us back with the planting schedule. So it will be full steam ahead now the weather has improved!
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A stunning shrub rose new to our collections, and named in 2010 by its breeder, Peter Beales, for Sir Terry Wogan, who sadly passed away last month...
Click read more for more information on this rose, and the man for which it was named...
This Week at the Nursery 25/01/2016
The Rabbit fence is being erected as we speak and plans to open out the view through the garden centre are under way. Ron our trusty handy man has been working away all morning cutting back and digging out an Aucuba. We don't like to kill off and remove plants and this was undertaken after careful consideration. It had outgrown it's spot, it was impacting on the growth of a number of other plants and was generally making a nuisance of itself.
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This Week at the Nursery 11/01/2016Over the past couple of months everyone has been working flat out to get the bare root roses potted up and sent out. This is still ongoing as the roses were late going dormant and we are still receiving them from the growers...
This Week at the Nursery - 08/11/2015
The past couple of weeks have been extremely hectic!
Read on to find out what we've been up to at the nursery the past few weeks, and find out which delicious bakes are available at our idyllic tea room at the moment...