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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.

 

Roses – pre-pruning tips

June 17, 2012 Filed under Soul food

If you are fond of your roses, now is a good time to give them their first haircut before the serious prune in July. Cut back your standard and bush roses by half, getting rid of dead and thin branches and tidy your climbing roses too. Then spray with lime sulphur which will get rid of the remaining leaves and reduce the disease and pest problems for the coming summer. (Make sure you clear away all the prunings and be careful not to spray evergreen plants in the vicinity of your roses.)

 

 

 

 

Contributed by Ann Davis of Reikorangi at Annies Gardens

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