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In the Rose Garden for December

December 19, 2018 Filed under In the Garden

This is an excerpt from a post by Hayden Foulds of the New Zealand Rose Society on the Grownups site

  • Enjoy the blooms, either in the garden or bring a bunch inside. Remember take a bucket of water to the roses (not the other way around) and recut stems under water.
  • Dehead, dehead, dehead. Not only does the garden tidy, it also helps to encourage more blooms to be produced.
  • Water if the weather remains dry. Lack of water causes plants to get stressed and become susceptible to disease. When watering, one good deep soaking at the roots is better than a quick, light flick with the hose.
  • Keep the weeds at bay.
  • If you are on holiday, visit one of the many fine public rose gardens around the country and see what is looking good.

The full article can be found here. 

More about the New Zealand Rose Society can be found here.

 

Rose growing notes – May

April 27, 2012 Filed under Soul food

May should be a relaxed time in the rose calendar. The odd spray to keep them clean of disease and cutting the odd bloom that may appear. Do not dead head the bushes now. Leave that to pruning time. If you dead head the plant will try to produce new buds and that energy is best stored in the bush to give it a start in the spring. Read more

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