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Sep 21 • 2016

Journal of a rose gardener 21/09/16

This week in Journal of a rose gardener...

Advice on choosing a suitable pot for your plant.



Sep 15 • 2016

Journal of a rose gardener 15/09/16

This Month in Journal of a rose gardener...

Autumn Maintenance, helpful wild life, walled areas, customer sugestions... and more



Sep 05 • 2016

Country Garden Ladies open, crown green bowls competition

The Country Garden Ladies open, crown green bowls competition results.



Aug 24 • 2016 • catmintcompanion plantsgiraniumrose bordersrose plantingrosesstarburst

Journal of a rose gardener 20/08/16

This Month in the Journal of a Rose Gardener

Companion Plants, Which to choose, Border Colour, Competing plants, Crowding a rose, Poor air circulation...and much more. 



Journal of a rose gardener…Focus on Hybrid Teas (10/08/16)

Focus on Hybrid Teas...What are they? Where did they come from? When does it flower? 

Find out now here... 



The Road to Silver Gilt!

A lot of time and effort went into building our display for Shrewsbury Flower Show 2016, and it really showed! Click "Read More" to see pictures of the beautiful stand created by Jack Kitson and his team, and watch it go through the building process!



Shrewsbury Flower Show 2016

The Country Garden Roses show garden, at Shrewsbury Flower Show 2016, has been awarded a silver gilt.



Journal of a Rose Gardener...Choosing a rose 03/08/16

Purchasing a rose?  Is it suitable for your intended function? How much care you are supposed to give it? Is your soil fertile and well drained? or poor and dry? Does the intended position receive enough direct sunlight a day?

These questions and more answered this week.



Journal of a rose gardener...Blackspot 25/07/16

Rose 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



Journal of a rose 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

Its been busy, busy, busy here at the Nursery , so we thought we would give you a heads up on the following, planting pond margins, dealing with problem weeds, deadheading roses...and more

The tearoom is in full swing providing legendary homemade cakes and scones.

We are at Shrewsbury Flower show, Wem Vehicles Of Interest Show, where we would love to meet you and a offer advise.



May 27 • 2016

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...



Apr 26 • 2016

What to do in the Garden in April and May

Wondering 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!



Mar 10 • 2016

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...



Feb 29 • 2016

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!

Click Read More to see pictures and find out what else has been going on at the nursery... 



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