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Generally, we keep in stock roses which make the perfect gift for silver, golden, ruby anniversary gifts or any special occasion. See our list here Weddings, Anniversaries and In Memorium

Our wide range of roses includes climbers, ramblers, floribunda, hybrid tea, patio, shrub and standards and we have a particularly good selection of repeat flowering scented shrub roses.  Our stock includes a good selection of Bentley West and Paul Chessum.  Unfortunately,  David Austen has withdrawn all of their roses from general sale and are only propagating and distributing them themselves.  This means we shall be missing a few old stalwarts in the shrub section, but there are thousands of roses out there to choose from and we are working hard to make sure we have a good selection for you.

We buy all our roses bare root in November and put them in large pots in our special rich compost mix so we know they will get off to a good start.  To see the list of roses that we have in stock at the beginning of the season, please see the list below; this does not, however, guarantee availability. If you are looking for something particular, do ask – we might be able to help. Call us on 01225 862 392 or email us.

Gorgeous Hybrid Tea Rose Flower in yellow/orangeGenerally,  we keep in stock roses which make the perfect gift for silver, golden, ruby anniversary gifts or any special occasion. See our list here.

Welcome to our Roses list.  The guide to colours, size, scents etc is approximate.

Location: Our rose bushes may be found on the standing-out ground to your left as you approach the main glass house

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Key to “Notes” Column

 Note  Description
 C  Continuous
 H  Suitable for hedging
 NW  Grows on North wall
 P  Tolerates poor soil
 R  Repeat flowering
 S  Summer flowering
 Sh  Tolerates shade
 T Suitable to grow in to a tree

Climbers And Ramblers

Climbing v Rambling:
Climbing roses form a frame and you prune back to the frame each year;
Ramblers scramble over a fence or pergola and you prune by taking out whole old stems, leaving the new growth to take over.

Variety Name Colour Height Scent Notes
Albertine Rambler Salmon/pink 5.0mm Strong PT
Aloha Clear pink 3.0m Strong R
Bridge of Sighs Rose pink 4.5m None R
Crimson Cascade Dark velvet red 3.0m Good R
Danse du Feu Red 3.7m Light R NW
Dizzy Heights Glowing scarlet 3.0m Good R
Emily Grey Rambler Soft yellow 5.5m Good R
Ena Harkness Crimson scarlet 3.6m Strong R
Excelsa Rambler Magenta 4.5m Slight R
Félicité et Perpétue Rambler Creamy pink 6.0m Delicate NW P S T
Francoise Juranville Rambler Coral pink 6.0m Delicate NW P R
Golden Showers Yellow,relatively thornless 2.4m Good NW P R
Goldfinch Rambler Yellow /cream, thornless 3.0m Strong R
Handel Creamy white edged crimson 3.0m slighty R
Iceberg White,relatively thornless 3.0m Slight NW P R
La Reine Victoria Rich lilac-pink 1.2m Good Continuous
Madame Alfred Carrière White 6.0m Good R
Maigold Bronze yellow 3.6m Good R
Perennial Blush Rambler White pink hue 3.0m Sweet R
Rosa  banksiae Alba White clusters,thornless 6.0m Light
Rosa  banksiae Lutea Yellow clusters,thornless 6.0m Light
Scent from Heaven Rose of the Year 2017 Orange Salmon 3.0m Fruity R
Schoolgirl Apricot/orange 3.0m Good R
Seagull   AGM Rambler White/golden stamens 6.0m good
Shot Silk Cherry pink,gold cenre 4.5m Good
Veilchenblau Rambler Dark magenta fading to lilac 4.5m Rich NW P T
Wedding Day Creamy yellow white 3.8m Good R
Zéphirine Drouhin Carmine pink, r. thornless 4.0m Very NW P R

Floribunda Roses Flower all Season

Variety Name Colour Height Scent
Absolutely Fabulous
Arthur Bell Brightyellow 100cm. strong
Burgandy Ice Dark plum 90cm Slight
For your Eyes Only Pink persica 80cm Slight
Golden Wedding Golden yellow 90cm Good
Happy Anniversary Salmon pink 90cm Good
Hot Chocolate Velvet smokey brown 90cm Good
Lady Marmalade Rose of the Year 2014 Bright tangerine 90cm Good
Love Struck AGM Cherry red 95cm Slight
Margaret Merril White 90cm Good
Natash Richardson Medium pink 90cm Strong
Remembrance Scarlet 75cm Spicy
Rhapsody in Blue Purple fading to blue 120cm Strong
Ruby 40th Anniversary Deep red 120cm Strong
Silver 25th Anniversary Pure white 90cm Good
Super Trouper Bright orange 90cm Slight

Ground Cover Roses Flower all Season

Variety Name Colour Height Scent
Kent Pure white 60x90cm
Surrey Soft 60x120cm
Worcestershire Bright yellow 60x90cm

Hedging Roses

Variety Name Colour Height Scent Notes
Rosa rubiginosa Pink,decorative hips H P R
Rosa rugosa Alba White decorative hips H P R
Rosa rugosa Rubra Deep pink, decorative hips H P R
Rosa spinoissima R eglanteria White decorative hips H P R

Hybrid Tea Roses Flower all Season

Nostalgic Roses are continuous flowering roses. At 1m they are larger than most Hybrid Teas and could easily be classed as small shrub roses,but the breeder considers them Hybrid Teas.They are strongly scented. Only recently available, they are proving very popular.
Variety Name Colour Height Scent
A Whiter Shade of Pale Very pale pink 90cm Strong
Deep Secret Velvet red 90cm Strong
Enchantress Nostalgic Light pink 100cm Strong
Freedom Deep yellow 90cm Good
Global Beauty Nostalgic Yellow 100cm Strong
Happy Anniversary Deep pink 80cm Slight
Harry Edland Rich lilac 80cm Strong
Ice Cream White 90cm Strong
Kings Ransom Rich yellow 90cm Good
Lavender Ice Lavender blue 100cm Slight
Loving Memory Velvet red 80cm Delicate
Moody Blue Mauve blue 100cm Strong
Nostalgia Nostalgic White/cherryred 100cm Good
Peace Yellow flushed pink 100cm Slight
Pink Martini Nostalgic Medium pink 100cm Strong
Pure Poetry Nostalgic Burgundy 100cm Strong
Rachel Nostalgic Soft apricot 100cm Good
Simply the Best White 75cm Good
Soer Emanuelle Pink 90cm Strong
Strike it Rich Gold/orange 100cm Good
Sunny Sky Rose of the Year 2016 Creamy yellow 120cm Fruity
Truly Scrumptious Pale pink/deep reverse 90cm slight
Whisky Mac Bronze/orange 75cm good

Shrub Roses

The term shrub rose covers quite a wide variety of types. Some of the heritage varieties flower only once in the summer but are still worth growing for their beauty and fragrance.
Modern shrub roses are modern hybrids which repeat flower
Moss roses have mossy growth on their stems and calyces and double or semi double flowers in clusters.
Portland compact  are repeat flowering  roses with double or semi double flowers
Rosa mundi syn Rosa Galiicia Versicolour  with crimson striped white flowers
Rosa rubrifolia syn Rosa glauca -Grey foliage red hips  and
Rosa Rugosa are sturdy roses which flower repeatedly and are suitable for hedging.They have large ornamental hips.
Variety Name Colour Height Scent Notes
Agnes Rugosa Rich yellow amber 1.8×1.5m Strong R
Belle de Crecy Cerise fading to violet 1.8×1.5m Strong
Canary Bird Canary yellow single 1.8×1.8m Good
Ferdinand Pitchard Pink/crimson stripes 1.5×1.2m Rich R
Frau Dagmar Hastrup Rugosa Pink 1.5 x 1.5m Strong
Jacqueline du Pré Modern Shrub Blush white 1.3×1.0m Musk H P R
Jacques Cartier AGM Portland Pink 1.2x 0.9m Strong R
Joseph’s Coat Orange/yellow 2m x 2m Good R
Macmillan Nurse Whie blush pink .0.9 x 0.9m Medium R
Madame Hardy AGM White 1.5×1.2m Strong NW
Maiden’s Blush AGM Blush pink 1.0×1.0m Strong
Moonlight Creamy white clusters 1.5×1.5 Strong R
Old Blush China Pale pink,deepens 1.2×1.0m Slight R
Patricia Kent Rich cream 1.3×0.9 Good R
Queen of Denmark Soft pink 1.5×1.2m Strong NW
Rosa Moyesii Geranium Geranium red     red hips 2.4×1.8m Slight
Rosa Mundi Rosa Gallicia Versicolor Crimson striped white 1.2×1.0m Medium Sh P
Rosa Mutabilis Light yellow then deep pink 1.2×1.0m None R
Rosa rubrifolia AG Rosa glauca Grey foliage,red hips 1.8×1.8m None NW
Sally Holmes Modern Shrub Pale pink to white 1.2×0.9m Slight H P R
Sarah van Fleet Mallow pink 1.8×1.2m Srong H P R
Souvenir du Dr. Jamin Plum red 1.5×1.2m Rich Sh P R
Westerland Modern Shrub Apricot blend 1.8×1.2m Strong R
William Lobb  AGM Moss Dusky purple 1.8×1.5m Good NW

Standard Roses Flower all Season

Variety Name Colour Height Scent
Arthur Bell Bright yellow 80cm Strong
Bonica Pink 75cm Strong
English Princess Medium pink 80cm Strong
Happy Anniversary Red 75cm Sweet
Happy Times Deep pink 50cm Slight
Love Never Dies Bright red 50cm Delicate
Margaret Merril Pure white 75cm Strong
Natasha Richardson Medium pink 80cm Strong
Nostalgia Cream edged chery red 75cm Strong
Ruby Anniversary Rich  red 50cm Slight
Supertrouper Bright orange 75cm Slight
Sweet Dream Peach/apricot 50cm Slight
Sweet Memories Pink 50cm Good

Terrace, Patio and Miniature Roses Flower all Season

Variety Name Colour Height Scent
Crimson Sweet Dreams Crimson 55cm Good
Cumberland Climber Rich red 175cm Good
Flower Power Gold Gold 45cm Good
Gentle Touch Pale pink 40cm Slight
Golden Patio Medium yellow 55cm Slight
Lavender Symphonies Purple/lilac 65cm Slight
Orange Sunblaze Orange Red 45cm Slight
Pearl 30th Anniversary Pearl pink 60cm None
Pretty Polly Bright pink 30cm Slight
Special Friend Blush pink 60cm Strong
Special Grandad Bright red 55cm Delicate
Sumertime AGM Climber Creamy yellow 220cm Good
Sweet Dream Peach/apricot 45cm Good
Sweet Magic Orange and gold 45cm Good
Sweet Memories Pink 45cm Good
Thank You Apricot/pink 50cm Slight
Wildfire Flame orange 50cm Good