Where to purchase roses?

MeomyeMeomye Posts: 345

Please could anyone recommend a good website for purchasing roses?  I would hate to waste my time and money on rubbish. many thanks

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,271

    www.davidaustinroses.com

    They have wonderful display gardens too.  The scent of these roses is divine and they are usually repeat flowerers.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • HeliotropeHeliotrope Posts: 30

    I've bought roses from David Austin and Peter Beales and both were excellent. 

  • izzy8izzy8 Posts: 79

    all my roses have come from Austins, and none have dissapointed me

  • Pococks are good too......

  • For me Fryer's Roses are the best quality I have ever bought. Really healthy established plants.

  • MeomyeMeomye Posts: 345

    Thankyou for your suggestions. Are there any pros/cons re container vs bare rooted ?

  • Bare rooted are for planting in Autumn (which doesn't arrive until 1 Novemberimage), and containers at any time . Beware the trap I fell into once when I bought some container roses for planting out in summer only to find they had been potted 5 minutes before. All the soil fell off leaving me with bare rooted plants in high summer.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,271

    Container grown as opposed to containerised (as wg wb found) are a lot more expensive than bare root. If you buy from a garden centre in a pot, tip it out to see if its just a bare root packed in peat.

    Mail order, I would order bare roots now for delivery November, and meanwhile start to prepare the planting holes.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • GardenmaidenGardenmaiden Posts: 1,095

    Bare root are cheaper, though its worth looking in your local garden centre every now and again in case they reduce the prices.

  • BiljeBilje Posts: 378

    I started a rose bed last year in an attempt top make the garden a little more maintenance free..I overbuy over propagate and over plant haha. I bought my roses in two varieties bare root from Austins. I ordered and planted late Winter too late really. Two of the plants failed. I found Austins to be very helpful, plants were replaced without question. The have all settled well, here in the NE, plenty of new growth plenty of flowers. I'm a happy customer. Their brochure is excellent and they usually have multi buy offers. 

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