Gertrude Jekyll (Ausbord) - David Austin English Rose
- £22.99 Stock Status: In Stock
- Images courtesy of David Austin Roses
- Position - Full sun
- Soil - Prefers well-drained humus rich soil
- Flower Colour - Rich Pink
- Fragrance - Strong old fashioned scent
- Flowers - July - September
- Repeat Flowering - Yes
- Hardiness - Fully hardy
- Eventual size - H 1.2m (4ft) W 1m (3ft)
- Disease Resistance - Very Good
- Pot Size when Purchased - 4ltr
Gertrude Jekyll produces beautiful very fragrant, double deep pink flowers throughout summer and has twice been voted the nation's favourite rose. Very healthy, strong and reliable.
- Ideal for town and courtyard gardens
- Ideal for cottage and informal gardens
- Ideal for beds and borders
- Ideal for cut flowers
Roses are easy to look after. They like to grow in a humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil of any type and prefer full sun. Please note roses sent November - March will be sent as recently potted plants that have been pruned hard back (roots and shoots)
- Water the rose thoroughly while it’s still in its pot or dunk a bare root one in a bucket of water for 20-30 minutes
- Pick your spot in the garden and make sure it’s clear of weeds
- Dig a hole that will take the roses root mass easily
- Use a fork to loosen the soil at the base of the hole so roots can grow away easily
- Add manure to the hole if you can get it or Camelot Horse Manure compost
- Sprinkle Rootgrow in the hole as per the manufacturer’s instructions, this aids root development and leads to a healthier plant
- Position your rose in the hole so that it’s just slightly lower than the surrounding ground surface
- Backfill with the soil taken out to dig the hole
- Firm in by gently standing on the soil to ensure the rose is secure and that there are no air pockets.
- Water well.
- Any new rose needs to be watered well until it is established, probably the first two years. Once established you will need to water still to promote a healthy plant that will flower over a long period. The amount depends on rainfall and heat. Once a week should be sufficient but if flowers wilt in extreme heat then they need a good soaking at the roots more frequently.
- Pay special attention to climbers planted against a wall, roses in pots or in sandy soil with both watering and feeding.
- Feed your roses twice a year, with After Plant Rose Food once in March/April at the start of the growing season and then again in late July after the first blooms to encourage stronger repeat flowering.
- Mulch with bark chippings in early spring to suppress weeds and increase water retention
- Spray to control pests and disease with RoseClear
- Deadhead throughout the growing season to encourage repeat flowering and keep the rose in good shape.