Michael Marriott

Author bio:

Michael Marriott

Michael Marriott has gardening in his blood. He grew up surrounded by gardens and studied Agricultural Botany at University. Today he is technical manager and rosarian at David Austin Roses and the main source of knowledge on all matters relating to roses, having worked with them for over 30 years.
@DAustinRoses

There are 14 articles by Michael:

Desdemona

My favourite roses

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Everyone loves roses. Michael Marriott from David Austin Roses has spent his career working with these wonderful plants and picks some of his favourites.

rose in pot

Roses in containers

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Roses can be grown in large pots and if you are renting, or moving home, it’s a great way of having a mobile garden. Michael Marriott from David Austin Roses shares his top tips.

Rosa ‘Francis E Lester’

Climbing and rambling roses for shade

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Roses can grow in shade, as long as it is not dry as well, such as under a tree. Michael Marriott picks his favourite climbing and rambling roses for shade.

bee on rose

Roses for bees

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Rose expert Michael Marriott chooses roses that are good for pollinators such as bees.

pruning roses

Pruning roses

Posted on in Advice and Tips

Find out the best way to prune your bush, shrub and climbing roses with rose pruning advice from Michael Marriott of David Austin Roses.

Rose Mundi

Roses in the shade

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Roses can grow in shade, as long as it is not dry as well, such as under a tree. Michael Marriott picks his favourite roses for shade.

Rose hips

Roses with hips

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Gardeners grow roses mostly for their flowers, but many have fantastic, ornamental hips that extend the season.

roses cut flowers

Roses as cut flowers

Posted on in Garden Inspiration

Rose expert Michael Marriott shares his love of roses and advises how to use these garden favourites as cut flowers.

Gertrude Jekyll with Epilobium, Geranium 'Brookside'

Plant partners for roses

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Rose expert Michael Marriott suggests some perfect companion plants for garden roses
Enhance your garden roses with the beauty of other flowering plants