How does your garden grow? Our top tips for maintaining your roses!
2nd June 2021
- Plant your roses in full sunlight – be sure that they never have less than four hours sunlight on them each day or you will notice reduced flowering.
- Never consider growing roses in areas with a cold draught or in waterlogged ground.
- Enrich your soil with organic matter, such as well-rotted manure, and plant your roses there.
- Before planting, prune back all the branches to about 15cm (6in) in length to concentrate the plant’s energies on producing a strong root system.
- Roses are greedy, so for best results plant them in rich soil, mulch annually with compost, seaweed or manure, and feed in spring and summer with a proprietary rose fertilizer.
If you spot the first signs of black spot then make sure you treat it right away by removing diseased foliage and burning it.
- Deadhead your rose bushes regularly to encourage more flowers to grow, leaving late blooms to form hips.
- Pruning is essential for flowering, but varies depending on type, so ensure that you check what your rose bush will require when you buy.