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10 Rose Care tips to help you grow lovely roses





10 Rose care Tips for lovely roses


  • The very best way to care for your roses is to give them sufficient water. Roses thrive if they get enough water. But they don't like to be water-logged and prefer a well-drained soil.

  • When planting your roses you should be aware that using manure can burn the new roots of your rose bushes. Never use fresh manure on roses.  It's much safer to use well-rotted compost for your roses to which some manure has been added. You can even use this to mulch your rose bushes after planting them.

  • Low bedding roses and many low-growing floribundas look great in containers.  But it is  important to water them regularly as roses in containers tend to dry out more quickly than roses that have been planted in beds.

  • Roses are not completely happy with a mild climate.  They prefer a distinct change of seasons from a cold winter to a hot summer. 

  • Although roses need at least six hours of sunlight a day there are some varieties that can handle more shade. See the book below.

  • Roses should be sprayed regularly against insects such as aphids and thrips as well as certain rose diseases such as black spot, rust and mildew.

  • But if you prefer not to use poisons in your garden there are some effective organic sprays for roses. Garlic planted among your rose bushes will act as a natural deterrent against insects.

  • If you live in a dry climate you should always mulch your rose bushes with a suitable mulching material such as pine needles, peanut shells or chopped bark. Only use grass cuttings after they have dried out or are well rotted.

  • Allow your rose bushes to grow into sturdy bushes before cutting long stems.  Try not to cut roses for the home with long stems until the bushes are well-grown.

  • Your roses will bloom more often if you remember to de-head them regularly as soon as the blooms have faded. Don't allow rose hips to develop. Water and food should rather go towards making new blooms.




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