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Oct 24 • 2012 • BeginnersBonicaChildEasiestGrowLuckyRose Tipsrosesspecial

ROSES FOR BEGINNERS

We are often asked which roses are the easiest to grow and look after. We have listed the Top Ten Roses that are suitable for beginners.

(George Best)

APHRODITE

BONICA

GARDENERS GLORY

GEORGE BEST

LUCKY

REBECCA MARY

RED FINESSE

SPECIAL CHILD

SUMMER BEAUTY

TICKLED PICK (Special Child)

Details of all our roses are available on our web site. Over 1000 varieties to choose from. (click below)

www.countrygardenroses.co.uk

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Jul 15 • 2012 • BlackspotContainerDeeplyFertilizerGardenMildewRose TipsWateringroses

ROSE TIPS

Watering Roses


Roses Love Water

Beautiful rose bushes of varieties like Champagne and Absolutely Fabulous can easily be grown in your garden or container. All it takes is lots of sun, a little fertilizer and, of course, consistent watering. Nothing is more important for a rose bush's survival and performance than water. Roses absolutely love water. Here are a few tips to ensure you quench the thirst of the most beautiful plants in your garden:

  • In  general, soil for roses should be watered deeply, but infrequently. This  will encourage strong root growth. Even during winter, occasional watering of garden roses during dry periods will help them perform better during the next growing season.
  • Water in the morning to help prevent black spot and mildew.
  • Avoid  wetting the plant's leaves during regular watering, which can spread  disease.
  • However,  about once a week, give your rose a "shower" with a spray nozzle   hose attachment. This treatment not only adds water and humidity, it  clears leaves of dust, dirt and spider mites or other harmful insects.      Never sprinkle bushes in the afternoon or evening, which can promote  disease.
  • Container  roses will need to be watered frequently because water evaporates more      quickly from plants above ground. Initially, water the plant well to get it  firmly established.
  • Mulch (2 to 3 inches around a bush) to help retain moisture from watering and reduce future watering needs. Mulching also helps keep the soil cool and  helps control weeds.

Details of all our roses are available on our web site.

Over 1000 varieties to choose from.

www.countrygardenroses.co.uk

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ROSE TIPS

MULCHING

Mulching the rose garden can be very beneficial in many ways. A good layer of mulch ensures that the soil is kept moist in a hot spell. Weeds are kept to a minimum. The soil is improved as humus is added to the soil. Some mulches provide extra food for your roses. Black spot and other diseases are greatly reduced, providing the soil is cleared of old leaves and debris before mulching. Many materials can be used for mulching depending what is available to you. Well rotted farm or horse manure are excellent, but do make sure that it is well rotted as fresh manure can burn the roots of plants. Shredded bark, moist peat, garden compost and leaf mould all make suitable mulches, even grass cuttings can be used sparingly providing they have not been treated with weed killer recently. Before applying your chosen mulch make sure the ground is clean and damp and you have fed your roses. Spread a layer of mulch around the roses to a depth of 2-3ins - 5-6cm keeping it away from the stem or crown of the plant. Mulching is traditionally done in the spring, but we have found that mulching spring and autumn has been very beneficial.

Details of all our roses are available on our web site. Over 1000 varieties to choose from.

www.countrygardenroses.co.uk

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Apr 15 • 2012 • BudHybridRose TipsTeafloribundaplantsroses

ROSE TIPS

CHANDOS BEAUTY 

ROSE TIPS

Create bigger roses:

When buds on hybrid tea roses appear, save the lead bud and remove the side buds for larger roses. Remove them early or you'll get smaller roses. Do the opposite with floribundas; remove the center bud so the side buds can size up for larger bouquets.

Details of all our roses are available on our web site. Over 1000 varieties to choose from.

www.countrygardenroses.co.uk

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