We start the season in March with a stock all of the major catagories of rose and receive additional stock during May. After the end of July stock is usually well depleted and the choice in Roses becomes very limited.
Hybrid tea Roses
Hybrid tea flowers are well-formed with large, high-centred buds, supported by long, straight and upright stems. Each flower can grow to 8–12.5 cm wide. Hybrid teas are the world's most popular type of rose by choice due to their colour and flower form. Their flowers are usually borne singly at the end of long stems which makes them popular as cut flowers.
Most hybrid tea bushes tend to be somewhat upright in habit, and reach between 0.75 and 2.0 metres in height, depending on the cultivar, growing conditions and pruning regime.
Examples of Hybrid Tea that we stock this year are - Golden 50th Anniversary, Ruby 40th Anniversary, The Congratulations Rose, Blessings, Peace ......
Floribunda (Latin for "many-flowering") is a modern group of garden roses that was developed by crossing hybrid teas with polyantha roses. Typical floribundas feature stiff shrubs, smaller and bushier than the average hybrid tea but less dense and sprawling than the average polyantha. The flowers are often smaller than hybrid teas but are carried in large sprays, giving a better floral effect in the garden. Floribundas are found in all hybrid tea colours and with the classic hybrid tea-shaped blossom, sometimes differing from hybrid teas only in their cluster-flowering habit. Today they are still used in large bedding schemes in public parks and similar spaces.
Examples of Floribunda that we stock are - Silver 25th Anniversary, Arthur Bell, Easy does it, Fellowship....
These roses have limited growth and so can be successfully grown in restricted situations, for example, in pots indoors, rockeries, troughs, flower beds close to the house.
Climbing and Rambling Roses
Rambling roses are the giants of the rose world. With few exceptions they only flower once - generally in early June. At this time, the rose will be covered in blooms, all flowering pretty much at once. An established rambling rose will put out so much blossom that it can be hard to see the foliage for period of about 6 weeks. There are the roses to grow into trees or over unsightly sheds and outhouses. All rambling roses are very disease resistant.
Examples of Rambling Roses that we stock are - Albertine
Climbing Roses usually repeat flower throuout the Summer (unlike the Rambler that flowers just the once). All climbing roses, like all repeat flowering roses need to be dead headed to encourage to encourage more flowers.
Examples of what we stock are High Hopes, Dublin Bay (as seen growing outside the garden centre), Perpetually Yours.....