How To Plant Roses

How To Plant Roses

Instructions, tips and advice on how to plant your roses in both the winter and summer seasons. Watch our instructional videos and learn how to plant your roses correctly.

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watering roses and feeding roses

Feeding & Watering Roses

Water is the most important thing your roses need to grow well. Yes, more important than feeding and spraying. The difference between a beautiful rose garden and an average rose garden is usually the amount of water they get. There are too many rose fertilisers on the market to mention and so many secret recipes, I could fill this entire website and still not list them all. Here are our recommendations for feeding, use this as a guide only, all gardens are different and require different nutrients.

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Pruning Your Roses

Pruning Your Roses

The main reason we prune our roses is to maintain a tidy, well balanced plant.The best time to prune your roses is in the Winter time when the rose bush has gone into it’s Winter dormancy. June or July are generally the preferred months but some folk will prune in August, it all depends on where you live in the country.

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Pests & Diseases On Your Roses

Pests & Diseases On Your Roses

The main pests to affect roses are Aphids (green fly), rose scale (a white cluster of bugs covering the rose stems) & two spotted spider mite. The best remedy for rose scale & spider mite is a Winter Oil spray applied during Winter when the rose has no leaves. The oil will smother the bugs & kill them.

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Planting Roses In Pots

Planting Roses In Pots

There are a number of smaller growing bush roses and miniatures that do exceedingly well in pots. Standard roses look amazing growing in pots too, especially underplanted with your favorite annuals. These make a great statement either side of entrance ways into gardens and on decks.

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