My top tip for planting roses…


Red rose Hello everyone,

In a recent survey, the rose was voted the nation's favourite flower so I'm thrilled that QVC is offering a very special collection of roses as Today's Special Value.

What I look for in a rose

To my mind, a good rose has to be easy to grow, flower all summer, look good in the garden, be great for picking and have a gorgeous scent. Our three roses have the lot! 
My rose planting tip

You can grow roses in borders or individually in big pots on the patio (using John Innes compost no 3) but I've one special tip when planting.

Make sure the base of the plant (where the branches start) is buried just a inch or so beneath the surface of the soil or compost. That will help give your plants an extra boost as they establish.
Every garden should have some roses. This is a superb collection that will help provide colour, beauty, fragrance and cut flowers this year and for many years to come. I can't wait to get mine planted!
Happy gardening,

Take a look at the FAQs for this rose collection.



  1. Bobbie-Ann Perkins February 3, 2010 at 12:46 am -  Reply

    Dear Richard, can you please help me, I’ve just move to Clacton-on-sea, my gardens a total mess.
    I want to plant hedges instead of fences, but I would like to attract birds, bee’s and butterfly’s and other wildlife, but I don’t consider myself a gardener, as I’m just beginning.I’ve ordered todays special value roses so far.
    Thank you for your help.
    From Bobbie-Ann Perkins

  2. John Fisher February 12, 2010 at 8:24 pm -  Reply

    I want to grow some roses on my allotment for cut flowers – please would you advise three varieties which would provide longish stems, colour and scent.
    Thank you

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