Garden Centre and Nursery in Newent
Roses Country Fayre is a family run garden centre and nursery in Gloucestershire near Newent, Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye, on the Ledbury Road. The business has been run by Chris and Barbara Rose for over 30 years, now assisted by their son James.
Beginning from a table at the top of a drive they have become a complete garden centre with cafe. They specialise in producing a wide range of bedding and basket plants, all grown in their own nursery where over 30 years of growing experience ensures a top quality product - for example the award winning hanging baskets seen on the streets of Ledbury.
Roses Country Fayre also offers a fine assortment of alpine & perennial plants, garden shrubs and an excellent display of roses including David Austin varieties. Last year saw a huge expansion of 'Grow your own' vegetable plants.
There is also a surprisingly wide range of garden tools, furniture, composts, garden pots & ornaments. All these items are very competitively priced and recent reviews have praised the good value on offer.
In response to customer demand Roses Country Fayre recently opened a brand new coffee shop. Cafe Rosie has answered the calls of gardeners requiring a tasty light lunch or a hot drink with a homemade cake in an attractive location. Recent improvements include an expanded children's play area and a 2nd patio area to catch the late afternoon sunshine.
Plant of the Week: Heathers
Heathers may be modest little plants, but at this time of year they really earn their keep. Carpets of white, pink, red and purple flowers over a background of evergreen foliage are a sight for sore eyes as winter slowly recedes: partner with early bulbs such as snowdrops and crocuses for a positive firework display of colour.
Choose from three main types: Ericas are the classic heather and most need acidic soil (E. carnea is the useful exception). Daboecias have larger flowers and will cope with any conditions. Both bloom from November to March – but there’s another heather, Calluna, which flowers in late summer into autumn.
Monday09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday09:00 - 17:30
Thursday09:00 - 17:30
Friday09:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 17:30
Sunday10:00 - 16:30
Spruce up your winter heathers
Trim winter-flowering heathers as they finish flowering to prevent the plants becoming straggly. Go over your plants with a pair of garden shears, trimming back to the base of the flower stalks to encourage sideshoots to grow and keep the plants bushy and compact.