Welcome to the new online store of Trevor White Roses | Specialist Grower of Old Roses
We have been growing old roses in Norfolk since 1984 and take great pride in producing quality plants. Good cultivation in virgin soil, strict grading and minimal storage ensure that they arrive in the best possible condition. Most of our roses can be purchased bare root (dormant) for delivery from November until March, in addition we also offer a selection that can be bought potted in peat-free compost which are available throughout the year. Old Roses are our special passion, yet we love roses of all persuasions and stock many beautiful Species, Shrub, Modern, Climbing and Rambling Roses. Our aim is to offer a range that fully embodies the sheer diversity that roses can bring to your garden. Fragrance, foliage, fruit and flower come in a multitude of variations and permutations that provides a rose for virtually every situation.
We hope our new website helps and inspires you to discover more about our unique collection. The new search options and enhanced format should make finding the right rose from over 500 different varieties much easier.
Firstly enjoy your roses, warm days are the best to get up close and appreciate the wonderful perfume and beauty that many roses possess. It is a great time also to cut a few blooms for the house, with this in mind have a look at roses that are particularly good for cutting. Try to visit some of the great rose gardens to get inspired back home. Continue dead heading spent blooms of repeat flowering varieties, this will speed up the production of the next flush of bloom by preventing hip formation. They can just be snapped off but it is better to prune down to just above the next good leaf joint using sharp secateurs. Dead heading Established once flowering shrubs can have some of the very oldest unproductive stems removed completely just after flowering, this will ensure any new growth will have time to grow and flower next year. Feed your roses with a good rose fertiliser or fish blood and bone at the label rate after their first flowering. We have had great results using Afterplant which also contains benificial fungi and bacteria. If buying roses in pots it is essential to keep a close eye on watering, they can need watering twice a day in very hot conditions, however they are best planted as soon as possible to ensure good establishment. The use of micorrhizal fungi such as Rootgrow will aid water uptake especially in light soils. Again keep watering even once planted during the first few years.