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, […]

How to fertilize a Rose bush

How to fertilize a Rose bush Roses need to be kept regularly fed, but like human beings and animals they do not want to be overfed, and certainly not with the wrong foods. What they like most of all is a well-planned diet given to them at the appropriate times of the season. In addition, roses are thirsty plants and […]

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 […]

How to care for a Rose per Season

Rose Maintenance Apart from pruning and fighting pests and diseases, which are discussed later, the maintenance of roses is not an onerous task. Spring Ensure that any roses loosened by the ravages of winter weather are well compressed. Step on the soil around the stem. Make sure that any broken stakes, posts, trellis, etc. are replaced or repaired. Particular attention […]

Propagating Roses

Because of the complexity of their pedigrees, roses other than the species cannot be grown true to variety from seeds. They are mainly propagated by budding, although they can be rooted from cuttings. They are, however, not so vigorous as those that are budded. Growing from Cuttings Hardwood cut­tings, about 1 ft. long and 1/4 in. in diameter, are taken […]

3 Creative Ideas to Spice up Your Rose Garden

I remember my parents telling me that I would grow out of my love of roses. It was a phase that children went through before they knew anything about flowers. I think they just didn’t want me to be a cliché! However, all these years later and roses are still my favorite type of flower. Even with a range of […]

How to Plant and Grow Roses

Roses are the staple in many gardens and have been for centuries, with wild roses having an even longer history.  Heirloom roses are lush, fragrant roses with varieties that can be grown in different climates from warm to mild. Hybrid modern roses are very hardy, having been bred for colour, size, shape and fragrance. Here we look at how to […]

Pegging Down Roses

There are exceptions, as may well be imagined, among the wonderful variety that is found in roses at the present day. The first exception is found in those varieties that make vigorous growth even when hard pruned; this would seem to indicate that the orthodox method is not for them. Neither, in fact, is it suitable. If grown in a bed […]