David Austin & Shrub Roses
Our carefully selected range of English Roses originally bred by David Austin Roses and our Shrub roses, are mainly modern versions of classic vintage garden roses but still with that distinct old fashioned charm and elegance. Large, exquisitely shaped deeply cupped flowers and beautiful strong aromas and wafting scents, but with much improved health and most important of all, the ability to repeat flower through summer and early autumn unlike most old shrub roses which generally only flower once a year. Shrub, English and David Austin Roses make great individual statement plants but also work really well im group bedding and mix well with herbaceous and perennial plants and also look fantastic in a large heavy pot using a John Innes No 3 compost. Some of the David Austin and English roses can also be used as short climbing roses if left un-pruned, see the Climbing Roses category for full details of David Austin Climbing Roses. Plant English and Shrub roses around 1.20m apart, flowering heights range from 90cm to 1.80m depending on chosen variety and pruning regime, English Standard roses need planting 1.80m apart and are supplied as Full Standards (Flowering Height 1.m0m approx) where available.