A UK garden is not complete without a David Austin Rose. There is a rose variety for every type of garden, no matter its size or environment.
Modern breeding on David Austin Roses has led to roses with a more extended flowering season. These premium rose breeds are more disease resistant and have a gorgeous aroma and distinct fragrance. Furthermore, David Austin Roses are full of vigour and a beautiful shape.
Boma Garden Centre in Kentish Town, London, prides itself in only stocking David Austin Roses, as this premium brand is unsurpassed by any other Rose breeder in the UK, if not worldwide.
The following guide advises on the best way to plant these fabulous Roses and the ideal environment and site selection for your David Austin Roses in your home garden.
Planting guide for David Austin Roses
Boma stocks David Austin Roses in 6 Litre pot sizes. The following instructions are the best way to plant roses.
- First, water the plant thoroughly. Next, use a fork and loosen the soil structure in preparation for digging a hole.
- Then use a garden spade to dig a hole roughly twice the size and depth of the plant's container.
- Next, fill the bottom third of the planting hole with SylvaGrow Organic Farmyard Manure.
- Place a small handful of Mycorrhiza fungi in the bottom of the planting hole to aid the plant's root development as the plant establishes.
- Remove your rose from the pot and start to tease the roots out from the root ball.
- Place the rose into the planting hole. Make sure the rootstock of the rose is planted slightly lower than it was in its original pot to help prevent the growth of 'Suckers' appearing from the Rose bush's rootstock.
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- Once you've established the final planting position, backfill the hole with a mixture of SylvaGrow Multipurpose Compost, Farmyard Manure and John Innes 3 Soil. Be careful to remove large clogs or rubbly from the soil and place them around the rose.
- Finally, firm the soil around the base of the rose and water it once finished.
You can mulch Roses after planting to keep weeds down. The Boma recommends using a thick mulch of SylvaGrow Organic Farmyard Manure around the rose after planting. Do not mulch roses with composted bark, as this can absorb nutrients from the soil competing with the rose plant.
As a garden centre that has specialised in David Austin Roses for many years, customers often ask questions about the best location for planting.
The answers to David Austin Roses Frequently Asked Questions are available on our website for reference.
As specialists in David Austin Roses, Boma Garden Centre in Kentish Town, London, offers professional advice on which roses to buy for your home, where and how to plant them, and how to keep them healthy and thrive for generations to come. Pop into the garden centre, chat with the outdoor plant horticulture team and smell the roses.