Rosa For Your Eyes Only ('Cheweyesup') (PBR)

Rose of the Year 2015 - Rose For Your Eyes Only

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3 litre pot £19.99
available to order from winter 2020
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Buy Rosa For Your Eyes Only ('Cheweyesup') (PBR) Rose of the Year 2015 - Rose For Your Eyes Only: winner of 'Rose of the Year 2015'


  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Voted Rose of the year for 2015, this repeat flowering floribunda rose will flower continuously throughout the summer if deadheaded regularly. It is quite a distinctive new rose, that is the result of over 30 years selective breeding by Chris Warner. Its lightly scented flowers are a delicious blend of rich sunset shades including pink, peach and apricot that will mix easily with most shades. The petals have a darker coloured base and form in a single row around a boss of golden stamens, which become noticeable as the flower opens. It is said to have excellent disease resistance too.

    All our roses are grown in an open field and then dug up when the weather conditions are right in October or November. Some suppliers send out their roses as 'bare root' plants (ie without pots or compost), but we pot ours up as it helps to keep the roots hydrated and in good condition. As they are dormant throughout the winter, they will not produce any new roots until spring, so don't be surprised if the compost falls away from the roots when you take them out of their pots. The roses can be kept in their pots throughout the winter provided they are kept well fed and watered, however ideally they should planted out as soon as possible. They will already have been cut back so no further pruning will be required, apart from snipping off any tips that have died back. Routine pruning can begin in late winter the year after planting.

  • Garden care: If planting in winter, choose a frost-free spell when the soil is not frozen. Roses are quite deep-rooted plants so dig a deep hole roughly twice as wide as the plants roots and mix in a generous amount of composted organic matter. A top-dressing of a general purpose fertiliser can be worked into the surrounding soil and we also recommend using Rose Rootgrow at this stage to encourage better root development. This is particularly important when planting into a bed where roses have previously been grown as Rose Rootgrow is said to combat rose sickness (aka. replant disease).

    Remove the plants from their pots and gently spread out the roots before placing them in the centre of the hole. Try to ensure that the 'bud union' (the point where the cultivated rose has been grafted onto the rootstock, and from where the shoots emerge) is at soil level. You can judge this quite easily by laying something flat, like a spade handle or bamboo cane, across the top of the hole. When they are at the right height, back-fill the hole, firming the soil down gently before watering the plant well.

    Water generously until well established, and apply a specialist rose fertiliser (following the manufacturers instructions) each spring. They will also benefit from a generous mulch of composted farmyard manure in spring, but make sure this is kept away from the stems.

    While wearing tough gloves, prune in late winter or early spring, removing any dead, damaged or weak-looking stems completely. The younger stems tend to produce the best flowers, so if the plant is becoming congested, cut one or two of the older stems right back to their base, which will also help open up the centre of the plant. Then cut back the most vigorous stems to within 25-30cm from the base, and the thinner stems back a little harder.

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Just a perfect rose

5

A beautiful rose - so different to any others we have

Janey

East Sussex

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definitely my favourite rose

5

I only plant roses that are very disease resistant and give a good show - For Your Eyes Only is terrific and flowers all summer long - rather prickly though

Liza J

Kent

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PERFECT PLANTS AND INGENIOUS PACKING

5

We now have two plants from Crocus in our garden - a white winter clematis which is on the verge of flowering; this is its second winter here and it has to romped, during the year along and over the wall and into he nearby bay tree. The rose:' For your eyes only,' which I have and which I have given to others- it is sopretty and vigorous and flourished immediately, unlike other roses from elsewhere which are unconvincing after one summer.

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Hull

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Not seen it in bloom yet. Winter buy

3

Looks very healthy and already starting to bud.

Logistical 01

Northumberland

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Delicate looking but hardy

5

Pretty rose highly recommend

Joolz

South Lincolnshire

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Gorgeous

5

An abundance of flowers from May till October, with the later ones being a slightly different colour. I now have 2 of these roses and they are happy in their pots.

anniecitron

France

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A real eye catcher

5

Great rose, very different so catches your eye, very much admired. Growing really well, beautiful.

Georgie

South Cambs

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Lovely rose

5

I've planted it in the front garden - not in the right spot, but that's not your fault!

Jane

Kingston

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I received my rose bare root but am not ready to plant it yet - how should I keep it?

kate

Hello there Our bare root roses are delivered potted up as this helps to keep the roots hydrated and in good condition. The rose will be dormant now so it will be ok to keep it in this pot during the winter, as long as it is kept watered, but I would plant it as soon as you can, and as long as the ground isn't frozen. Hope this helps.

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