Buying Roses online
Selecting roses to buy online, is best carried out during winter months when roses are in dormancy.
Mail order rose catalogues from growers across the UK are released every winter with dozens of new release roses, plus the old favorites.
Pot or container grown roses can be purchased from growers and garden centers all through the year and are best planted into the garden or permanent pot or container as soon as possible.
Bare root roses should be planted and staked. Staking prevents the root system moving around in strong winds and allows the plant to establish its root system more easily.
When to buy roses
In most cases bulk orders will often need to be placed in autumn to secure delivery by post in time for planting.
This is a fantastic way to fill your garden with colour and fragrance, see our articles on climbing, bush and standard roses.
Generally bare root roses are delivered from November through to March.
Potted varieties are available to buy from March onwards.
Discounted or cheaper plants are sometimes available at the end of the selling season, choice will be a lot slimmer and you may find slightly inferior stock, however you do get what you pay for.
Online prices vary from around £10 to £20 depending on the particular rose. Can you buy cheaper roses? Well yes, however you do need to be careful with quality and diseases with discounted offerings.
Rose Growers and Suppliers in the UK
COUNTRY GARDEN ROSES - phone : 01939 210 380
The Country Garden Plant Centre
Hadnall Shrewsbury Shropshire SY4 3DH
Largest selection of Potted Roses in the country. Over 1000 varieties. 30,000 roses in stock. Roses for every Special Occasion.
ASHRIDGE TREES Limited - phone : +44 (0) 1963 359444
Grove Cross Barn, Castle Cary, Somerset BA7 7NJ
Includes: Hybrid Tea Roses, Climbers and Ramblers, Floribunda and others.
GANDYS ROSES LTD - phone : 01858 880398 fax: 01858 880433
North Kilworth,Lutterworth,LEICS.LE17 6HZ.
Growers and distributors of roses, shrubs, climbing plants, hedging, top and soft fruit. Quality plants and good customer service.Growers of approximately 600 varieties of Englands Finest Roses.
CANTS OF COLCHESTER LTD - phone : 01206 844008
Nayland Road Mile End Colchester Essex CO4 5HA
Bare rooted and container roses at nursery according to season. Dispatch service of Bare-rooted roses to U.K. November to early April. Containers mid April to early July. Export orders welcome for bare-rooted roses (except all forms of Standards) to EU. Worldwide orders according to regulations of the Country concerned accepted. We have clearance for most Countries including USA and Bermuda
SPRING REACH NURSERY - phone : 01483-284769
Long Reach Ockham Surrey GU23 6PG
An award winning plant nursery and one of the South's best kept secrets. We are set in heart of Surrey, and only 5 mins drive from RHS Wisley. Includes Roses.
WALNUT TREE GARDEN NURSERY - phone : 01953 488 163
Flymoor Lane Rocklands Attleborough Norfolk NR 17 1BP
Offering a wide range of herbaceous perennials, ornamental trees, shrubs and old roses; includes rare varieties and species and well-loved classics; large plantsmans' garden.