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Best place to order bare root roses online

bugbugbugbug Posts: 17
I have been looking to order some bare root roses this autumn and have come across website Has anyone had any experience ordering from them? Maybe there are any other good suppliers out there? Any feedback would be much appreciated. 😊


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,195
    Which roses do you want?  Surely better to go with a UK grower such as David Austin for their roses and some others or Peter Beale and Harkness who also develop their own roses as well as selling the classics and popular varieties.  Have a google for their websites. 

    I've used David Austin happily and also bought their bare roots and potted roses from other nurseries since I'm over this side of the Channel.  
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • I'd also recommend who I used early this year and they are very well priced and sell really well grown bare rooted plants. 
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  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,949
    ...don't be afraid to order from Tuincentrum Lottum in Holland as per your link.. I've seen their bare roots and they are of excellent quality, and at those prices cannot be beat.. I know they use a variety of rootstocks but they are all suitable for our soils [I've checked that out]...

    ..for local suppliers my first ports of call are either Trevor White as shown above or Style roses... both provide the very best quality bare root roses … if neither of these have what I want I will go to R.V. Roger in Yorkshire.. they have a good choice and bare roots are top quality..
    ...or Austin/Beales/Harkness/Eastcroft/Pococks/CK Jones or Cottage Memories...

    ..we're really spoilt for choice.. also consider Kordes and Tantau roses from Germany, direct or some available via Lubera UK... and I've had excellent service from Roseraie Ducher in France.. top bare roots.. I ordered on a Monday and got them on the Friday... [whilst still in the E.U. of course.. things may change on that front]... 

    East Anglia, England
  • Joy*Joy* Posts: 571
    I don't want to be a wet blanket but might Brexit make buying from Europe more complicated? David Austin and Peter Beales are reliable and helpful. David Austin also offers a 5 year guarantee,  not that I've ever needed it. His bare root roses might not be the cheapest but they are goog quality. Also, I've never received the wrong item from him, unlike a Dutch firm who sent yellow roses when red were ordered and were very poor quality to boot.
  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,069
    My main supplier is Tuincentrum Lottum. I have ordered the same David Austin rose from DA in the UK and TCL and there is no difference in quality or growth. They have a wide choice, many not available in the UK. Their website can be a bit clunky, I often have to email them to remind them to send me an invoice so I can pay them, and dispatch can be a bit slow, but if you want a half a dozen or a dozen bare root roses instead of one or two they are unbeatable in terms of value. Postage costs are very reasonable, but works out cheaper per rose the more you order. 
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    I have used Style Roses and also The Fragrant Rose Company - both good. An old gardening tip was always to buy your roses from a company north of you - so they will be hardier. Not sure if that rule would apply in the softer South!
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  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,949
    ...not heard that one before @hogweed … but I can see what you mean... incidentally, both Style Roses and The Fragrant Rose Company are one and the same, they just trade under different names... their nursery is not far from me..
    East Anglia, England
  • bugbugbugbug Posts: 17
    Thank you all for the feedback. I think I will order some from and see how I get on. As I am after at least 10 new roses they seem to be the best value. 😊
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,195
    That was good advice Hogweed.  I bought my first batch of roses for my Belgian garden direct from David Austin but some turned out not to be suitable for Belgian winters which, in my bit, regularly got to -20C and worse and were very long and wet.   I took to buying DA roses from a supplier in the Ardennes - same price and potted too.   

    More recent purchases for this garden are from a French nursey or else local plant centres as they need to deal with long hot spells and drought.   
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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