'Margaret Merril' Bush Rose - 4L Pot

Code: PL11075
'Margaret Merril' Bush Rose - 4L Pot
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'Margaret Merril' Bush Rose - 4L Pot

Beautiful clustered pale pink to white bush rose

The ‘Margaret Merril’ is a small shrub of erect growth with clusters of fragrant flowers and dark green matte foliage.From July until September it blooms and produces beautiful, delicate, pale pink to white double flowers with pronounced golden stamens. This variety makes particularly excellent cut flowers.A vigorous grower, this hardy rose is happy in any aspect, except north facing, and will thrive in the full sun on either a sheltered or exposed site in moist well-drained soil.

Variety Information

Flowering Period Repeat flowering
Type Floribunda
Flower Colour White-cream
Flower Type Double
Fragrant Yes
Features Repeat Flowering

Size Information

Supplied As 4L Pot
Height on Arrival Your rose's height depends on when you buy it and the type of rose you buy. Some roses are pruned to 15cm high when dormant. This ensures when you go to plant your rose it won't get uprooted in the wind and is less liable to disease. 15-60cm (6-24in)
Age 2 Years
Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions. 90cm x 45cm (3 x 1.5ft)
Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • 42cm Small Wooden Pine Raised Cube Planter
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  • H55cm Wooden Cube Planter by Liz Frances™
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Key is to regularly water newly-planted plants, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure adequate spacing between bushes, determined by a rose's eventual height and spread.

Bare root & containerised plants have different planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak your plant's roots in water for up to 2 hours before planting, while with containerised plants it is important to drench your plant's rootball. With bare root it can be useful to prune woody roots back a few inches, while with containerised plants, it is important to free any spiralized roots growing around the rootball's circumference. With bare root plants, dig a hole so as to ensure the graft point is above the soil, while with containerised plants, ensure the pot sits no lower than an inch below ground.

Bare root & containerised plants also share planting requirements. Dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball. Fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Do not compress the soil. Give your plant a good watering. Add mulch on top whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould and stones. Make sure mulch doesn't touch the stem.

Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.

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Our Roses are carefully pruned during the colder month to ensure that there will be strong, healthy growth in spring. For that reason, you may find that a Rose that arrives early in the year is cut back to around 6 inches above the ground. Have no fear, it will burst into life come spring and will grow to 2 ft plus in the first year.

Later in the year, we endeavour to send out a Rose with several buds just about ready to burst into flower. We ensure this supply by staggering the early pruning to delay flowering. Although not always possible, the majority of customer will receive a plant with flowers ready to bloom.

We wrap the roots of our bare root plants and use compost to keep them moist during transport. This extra bit of protection prevents them from drying out and makes sure your plant gets off to a flying start.

Our Rose grower has spent years developing the perfect packaging to protect your plant. The extra thick, cardboard box has a specially designed clamp to hold the pot in place at the bottom of the box. This prevents any movement during transit, keeping your plant safe.

Rose plants are easy to grow. Your plant’s growth and output will likely be fine providing you followed our planting and care instructions. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: Modern roses are produced from a amalgamation of rose species - many of which that are from far colder regions than the UK - and are fully hardy.
  • Position: Rose plants benefit from being planted in full sun. Planting your plant in a sheltered spot will allow the plant to put more resources into flowering.
  • Soil Types: Soil types are best ignored and remain an unwelcome confusion. Every plant will adapt to its conditions. Having said that, less than ideal conditions will reduce growth. Waterlogged soils will starve your plant of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis, cause its roots to rot and create the perfect environment for many diseases. Similarly, compressed soils can starve a plant of oxygen and water, so do not compress the soil when planting. Aeration can be improved further with mulching.
  • Planting in Pots: Patio and miniature roses will suffice in 40cm pots, while compact ground cover and climbing roses will suffice in 60cm containers. Key is to prune your rose's roots prior to planting to encourage fibrous growth, apply mulch and water regularly in the warmer months.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.9/5 (9 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"I bought 2 - when they arrived they were like identical twins! Have bloomed, and have new buds. Wonderful scent! Totally happy with my purchase every step of the way. I have no doubt I'll be back."

Reviewed Thursday, 12 July 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Good healthy looking rose"

Reviewed Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Excellant service rose well packed and in very good condition it is blooming at the minute a beautiful white rose with a beautiful scent excellant once again well done Primrose"

Reviewed Thursday, 22 June 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Beautiful plant now in bloom in October!!"

Reviewed Sunday, 4 October 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Fabulous rose bush in excellent health with four buds due to flower soon. A gift to myself because I adore white roses :-)"

Reviewed Sunday, 12 October 2014

Rating: 5/5

"Nice healthy plant"

Reviewed Monday, 31 March 2014

Rating: 5/5

"Have not seen it but the resipiant was very pleased."

Reviewed Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Rating: 5/5


Reviewed Sunday, 18 August 2013

Rating: 5/5

"Roses were larger than I expected and in perfect condition - very happy"

Reviewed Wednesday, 14 August 2013

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