Christmas greetings – time to reflect and plan for next year

There is no doubt that 2020 has been the most difficult year most of us have ever experienced and one we are not likely to forget in a hurry.

So, first of all we would like to wish you all a happy and peaceful Christmas and our wishes for a hopefully less stressful 2021.

One of the positives that have resulted from the restrictions on our socialising and the lockdowns due to the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns has been a revival of interest in our gardens.

Seed growers and plant specialists have reported a significant growth in sales and indeed we have seen a growth in orders for our bare root roses as people have planned to develop and improve their gardens.

We have experienced massive growth in orders so the sooner you can place your order the better. Regretfully we are selling out of many varieties, so don’t delay in ordering once you know what you would

December cultivation tips

Planting can continue throughout this month.  The only time it is not possible to plant is if the ground is too hard to dig.  If frost has penetrated it is normally out by mid-morning.

If you haven’t already prepared the area for your roses keep them as packed in a cool shed or garage. They can remain in their packaging for at least 3 weeks.

If you can’t plant within three weeks or so, then seek advice about “heeling in the plants”.

Also, roses make a long lasting CHRISTMAS PRESENT!

December and January are the months to tidy up your roses and use a winter wash with a weak solution of Jeyes fluid, which can go over the plants but mostly on the soil.

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**UPDATE** We are not able to send container roses to Europe, Northern Ireland, Guernsey or Jersey. **PLEASE NOTE if you are in Northern Ireland and wish to order bare root roses or Sundries please call us on 01206 844008 or email us, as this cannot be fulfilled online.**