Roses and Gardens
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
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
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.