How to Plant a Rose Garden

Conditions that Roses Like Fortunately, roses are quite easy to accommodate. They have, however, several dislikes such as poorly drained soil, deep shade, particularly when the roots of trees deprive them of nutriment, and very alkaline soil. Choosing a Site The site should ideally be in an open position, sunny for most of the day, preferably with some shade during […]

Pruning a Rose Bush

Over the years, there have been several conflicts of opinion on the aspects of pruning. There’s no reason for this because a rose is considered a flowering shrub. As far as pruning is concerned these are classified as either plant that blooms on the new wood produced during the current season or they flower on last year’s shoots. The first […]

Rose Gardening

All About Roses – C. Simone Given a writer with a willing pen, a day of June, a garden across which the soft wind comes full of the mingled scent of rose blossom-the delicate fragrance of the Teas, the deep scent of the full-colored Hybrid Perpetual’s and the old garden roses such as Cabbage, Provence and Sweetbriar, and the aromatic […]

Improving Soil to Plant a Rose bush

Once roses are planted they are destined to give great pleasure for many years to come. It is well worthwhile, therefore, to take a lot of trouble at this stage to carry out this operation with care. It’s a recommendation to allow the newly dug ground to settle for at least six weeks before planting anything in it. Really who […]

Pruning a Rose – Types of Pruning

Three different types of pruning are practiced by Rose gardeners : HARD PRUNING This consists in cutting a shoot back to three or four buds from its base; e.g. in a bush rose to an outward growing bud and at a point which is usually 5-6 in. from the ground. MODERATE PRUNING In this form of pruning, a shoot is […]

Beginners Guide for Planting Roses

There is probably more varied advice given on the planting of roses than on any item of gardening work; the soil preparation, which is a necessary preliminary and may be considered in connection with it, is the subject of even more contradictory direction. Rather than attempt to weigh the possible disadvantages of one method with the possible advantages of another, […]

Pruning Bush or Dwarf Roses

Pruning Bush or Dwarf Roses – And now to the pruning of roses that are not newly planted. I warn those who are not interested that it is a complex subject, but if it is any inducement to the reader to read on, I will be as brief as possible, if only for my own sake, for the printer is […]

Pruning Climbing Roses

Pruning Climbing Roses This need present no difficulty, although it is true it seems to puzzle many rose growers of some years’ standing. But, as a rule, where they err is not in pruning the plants insufficiently, but in pruning them too much. While systematic and regular pruning is good for dwarf roses, climbing varieties, as a rule, are all […]

How to choose and buy a Rose

How to choose and buy a rose When buying a rose, there are many factors we have to consider before selecting the correct rose for your garden.  We should consider color, type, climate, planting location, and they soil structure. All these factors are discussed to assist you in making the correct decision before you purchase or order your rose.  It’s […]

Rose and Insects – Healthy Rose

Rose and Insects – Healthy Rose Roses are attacked by various pests and diseases. To fight them, it is important to be able to identify them and know what action to take. Regular spraying with a chemical compound is important. Fortunately, most sprays that are used today can be mixed together and can thus be used simultaneously, together, if desired, […]