Posted on 27th June 2017 at 19:32
The end of June is a fantastic time here at the nursery, as the crop of containerised roses comes into full bloom
They produce a riot of colour and fragrance! Every year we grow over 50,000 roses in our fields just next to the Malton Road, and whilst the majority are sold as bare root plant during the winter months, we pot up over 5000 of them so that they can be planted over the summer months.
It takes 4 years to grow a rose, before it is ready for sale. The first two years are spent preparing the ground, incorporating a lot of organic matter, rotovating and clearing weed.
This is to get the soil in the best possible condition so the rose has a good start.