Roses are a garden favourite cherished by both novice and seasoned horticulturists. With their enduring beauty and adaptability, roses grace gardens in various forms, thriving in the UK's environment. 

Roses require minimal attention yet offer months and months of beautiful blooms. Also great as cut flowers, bring their beauty indoors and fill a vase with home grown Roses. Brighten up your home or give them as a fragrant gift.

Discover the beauty of roses with Marshalls Garden, and begin your journey to a garden brimming with vibrant blooms. Buy rose plants from us today.

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Rose Plants FAQs

Take a look at some of the frequently asked questions we receive from those looking to buy Rose Plants in the UK. You can contact our Customer Service Team or browse our general FAQs for further advice.

When to plant Rose Plants

In the UK, the optimal time to plant rose plants is typically in the late autumn or early spring. Planting during these seasons allows the roots to establish before the onset of winter or the hot summer months.

For autumn planting, aim for September to November, when the weather is cooler and the soil is still warm enough for root growth. This gives the roses time to settle in and establish themselves before the cold winter sets in.

If planting in spring, the best time is from March to April, once the soil has warmed up and any risk of frost has passed. Spring planting allows the roses to take advantage of the longer days and warmer temperatures for vigorous growth.

Regardless of the season, choose a sunny location with well-draining soil for planting your rose plants, and ensure they receive adequate water and sunlight for healthy growth.

How to Plant Rose Plants

Planting rose plants requires careful preparation and attention to detail. Choose a sunny spot with well-draining soil and ensure the area is free from competing roots. Dig a wide and deep hole, loosening the soil and adding compost for improved fertility. Before planting, soak the rose plant's roots in water to hydrate them. Position the plant in the hole with the bud union just above the soil level and backfill with soil, firming gently around the roots. Water thoroughly after planting and apply a layer of mulch to retain moisture and suppress weeds. Provide support if planting tall or climbing varieties. Regular watering, fertilising, and pruning are essential for healthy growth and abundant blooms.

How long do Rose Plants take to grow?

The time it takes for rose plants to grow and reach maturity can vary depending on factors such as the rose variety, growing conditions, and care provided. Generally, it takes about 2 to 3 years for rose plants to become established and reach their full size. However, some varieties may bloom in their first year, while others may take longer to establish and produce abundant flowers. With proper care, including regular watering, fertilising, and pruning, rose plants can continue to grow and bloom for many years, rewarding gardeners with their beauty and fragrance.

Why Grow Rose Plants?

Growing rose plants offers numerous benefits, making them a popular choice for gardeners. Renowned for their stunning beauty and diverse array of colours, shapes, and fragrances, roses add elegance and charm to any garden landscape. Their delightful fragrances enhance the ambiance of your garden, while their versatility allows them to thrive in various climates and growing conditions. With proper care, rose plants can live for many years, becoming established fixtures in your garden and providing enduring beauty season after season. Prized as cut flowers for floral arrangements, roses symbolise love, beauty, and romance, making them perfect for special occasions. Additionally, their nectar-rich blooms attract beneficial insects, promoting biodiversity in your garden. Gardening with roses also offers therapeutic benefits, reducing stress and anxiety while providing a connection to nature. Overall, cultivating roses enriches your garden with beauty, fragrance, and ecological value, enhancing your outdoor space with elegance and romance.

Where can you grow Rose Plants?

Rose plants can be grown in various areas of your garden, offering flexibility in design and landscaping. Choose a sunny spot with well-draining soil for planting directly in garden beds, containers, or raised beds. Container-grown roses are ideal for small spaces such as patios or balconies, providing portability and flexibility. Certain varieties can be trained as hedges, screens, or climbers on arbours and trellises, adding vertical interest and beauty to your outdoor space. Ultimately, the placement of rose plants depends on your space, preferences, and landscaping goals, with options ranging from traditional garden beds to creative vertical structures.

Why Buy Rose Plants from Marshalls?

  • Our customers are supported by a team of experts dedicated to providing valuable advice. You can also use our growing guides, backed by 70 years of experience, to get the best results from your Roses and other plants.
  • You can contact us six days a week – including bank holidays – to discuss our products and services or to chat about all things gardening.
  • We pride ourselves on offering fast delivery on all orders, with any 'in stock' plants and seeds sent out within three working days. We're green-fingered in more ways than one, too, thanks to our fully recyclable packaging.
  • We won second place at the 2022 Great British Growing Awards for Best Online Retailer.

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