Hints and Tips

On Arrival

If you are unable to plant your roses as soon as they arrive, Cocker's packing will ensure that the plants will remain in good condition for at least 2 weeks provided that the parcel is kept in a fros... more »
HomeContact UsRosesCompany HistoryHints & Tipslinks

Roses - Shrub Roses

The more recent introductions in this section as modern shrub roses and should be pruned in the same manner as a large growing Floribunda.  The others are old world shrubs and ought to be pruned the same as the "Gallica Roses".

90cm (3 ft)
Slight fragrance






 
Bonica
Clear rose pink, daintily formed with many petals. The bush is dense and well rounded, blooming from almost ground level upwards.

Available from November to April subject to a minimum o...

« View Details
120x120cm
Exceptional fragrance






 
Charles de Mills
A Portland shrub with beautiful full double blooms in a deep shade of red and plum. The flowers carry a superb fragrance when in bloom. This variety will bloom en mass once during the season for a t...

« View Details
120x100cm
Strong fragrance






 
Comte de Chambord
A Portland shrub with mid pink full quartered blooms that carry a strong fragrance. It is a good repeat flowering shrub for colour all through the season.

Available from November to April ...

« View Details
90x90cm (3x3ft)
Perfumed






 
De Recht
Deep double pink blooms all summer. Scented.

Available from November to April subject to a minimum of ten plants per variety a cost of £125 delivered within mainland UK.

« View Details
210x120cm (7x4ft)
Slight Fragrance






 
Dupontii
Beautiful scented large pure white flowers perfectly symetrical and prominent stamens. Foliage matt grey-green, good hips. Tolerant of shade and poorer soils and can be grown in woodland.

« View Details
80x116cm
Slight fragrance






 
Glenshane
A good repeat flowering modern shrub with mid red semi double cup shaped blooms.

Available from November to April subject to a minimum of ten plants per variety a cost of £125 delivered wit...

« View Details
90-120cm (3-4 ft)
Fragrant






 
Golden Wings
Large simple flowers of golden yellow with deep bronze stamens have a lovely perfume. Growth is compact and bushy, foliage pale green. Excellent for the front of the Shrub border.

Available from November to April subject to a minimum of ten plants per variety a cost of £125 delivere...

« View Details
120cm (4 ft)
Fragrant






 
Jacqueline du Pre
White flowers opening to exhibit golden stamens. Musk scented, combines beauty and charm. Parentage: Radox Bouquet x Maigold.

Available from November to April subject to a minimum of ten plants per variety a cost of £125 delivered within mainland UK.

« View Details
60cm (2 ft)
Fragrant






 
Little White Pet
It is pretty certain that this interesting little rose is a perpetual flowering dwarf 'sport' from Felicite et Perpetue. A constant succession of flat button flowers appear until late autumn. They are densely filled with creamy white petals from round ruddy buds. Neat, dark sempervirens f...

« View Details
120-150cm (4-5 ft)
Very fragrant






 
Madame Hardy
The blooms are really sumptuous. Very full, petalled like a Camelia with incurved centre and revealing a tiny green eye. They are large, pure white but sometimes creamy blush on opening. One of the most lovely old roses in existence.

Available from November to April subject to a ...

« View Details
120cm (4ft)
Slight Fragrance






 
Marjorie Fair
Huge trusses of carmine red with a white eye. Stunning when mass planted.

Available from November to April subject to a minimum of ten plants per variety a cost of £125 delivered within ma...

« View Details
85x150cm
Strong Fragrance






 
Tall Story
An attractive modern shrub bearing white and near white cupped, semi double blooms. The flowers carry a strong fragrance and this variety repeats well throughout the season.

Available from...

« View Details
150x120cm (5x4ft)
Excellent Fragrance






 
Westerland
SOLD OUT

Large sprays of very fragrant salmon apricot bloom on strong growth that can be grown as a pillar rose.

Available from November to April subject to a minimum of ten plan...

« View Details
45x45cm
Moderate Fragance






 
Yvonne Rabier
A charming modern shrub with semi double near white blooms that open flat to reveal a yellow centre. A nice compact shrub that suits smaller gardens.

Available from November to April subje...

« View Details