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Abbeyfield Gold
(Perfect Nostalgia)


£25.00 £20.00
April - November
120cm x 70cm
Fully Hardy

Abbeyfield Gold, the rose that’s more “vintage” than your grandma’s closet. It’s so nostalgic, even butterflies reminisce about their caterpillar days. Plant it anywhere and watch your garden travel back in time!

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The Rose was one of the first plants to be used for ornamental planting. Adopted by British gardeners for hundreds of years. Perfect Nostalgia Roses are a selection of classic forms and colours with a modern twist to ensure healthy plants for the garden. Imagine a garden where the sunshine never fades, and every day is a celebration of radiant beauty. Abbeyfield Gold is a vigorous shrub which graces your garden with clusters of large, fully double bright golden-yellow flowers that capture the essence of warmth and optimism. Its brilliant, buttery yellow blooms are like drops of sunlight captured in every blossom, casting a perpetual ray of sunshine over your outdoor space. Complimenting its vibrant blossoms is a tapestry of lush, dark green foliage. These glossy, healthy leaves provide the perfect contrasting backdrop for the dazzling sunshine blooms. Abbeyfield Gold doesn't stop at providing aesthetic beauty; it also enchants with its captivating fragrance. Close your eyes, breathe in, and be transported to a garden of tradition and romance. Abbeyfield Gold is a perfectly powerful and beautiful rose; a nostalgic plant that invokes cherished memories of the past. Abbeyfield Gold is the Perfect Nostalgia ray of sunshine that flourishes in various settings, offering versatility that compliments any garden design, including traditional English and cottage gardens.

Planting Conditions

Planting the Abbeyfield Gold Rose involves creating the perfect conditions to ensure its lasting beauty and fragrance. Select a well-drained, loamy soil that provides excellent moisture retention without water logging. This rose variety thrives in locations that receive a minimum of six hours of direct sunlight daily, ensuring vibrant growth and blooming. When planting, dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball, ensuring that the graft union is at ground level, allowing for proper root development and stability. Spacing is essential, with individual roses typically needing 2 to 3 feet of separation. Applying a layer of organic compost around the base helps regulate soil temperature, reduce weed growth, and retain moisture. By adhering to these planting conditions, you'll provide the perfect environment for the Abbeyfield Gold Rose to thrive.

Watering & Feeding

Watering and feeding the Abbeyfield Gold Rose is vital for its vitality and ability to showcase its stunning features. When it comes to watering, strive for consistent moisture in the soil. Deep watering is essential, ensuring the roots are thoroughly saturated, particularly during hot or dry periods. Morning watering is advisable to allow the foliage to dry during the day, reducing the risk of fungal diseases. To prevent potential issues, avoid overhead watering and opt for methods like soaker hoses to deliver water directly to the base of the plant. Feeding is equally important. Specialist rose fertiliser designed for Abbeyfield Gold Rose or similar varieties. Typically, two feedings in Spring and late Spring or early Summer are beneficial. However, take care not to over-fertilise with excessive nitrogen, as this can lead to vigorous foliage growth at the expense of blooms.

General Care

General care for the Abbeyfield Gold Rose is vital to ensure its health and showcase its exquisite beauty. Regular pruning, typically during the dormant season in late Winter or early Spring, involves the removal of dead or diseased branches, shaping the plant, and stimulating fresh growth and continuous blooming. Practicing deadheading throughout the growing season by removing spent blossoms encourages new flower production. Vigilance against common rose pests, such as aphids and spider mites, is essential, with prompt action through appropriate remedies if needed. Feeding the rose is crucial, employing specialist rose fertiliser designed for the Abbeyfield Gold Rose or similar varieties, following recommended application rates and schedules.