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Jun 09 • 2013 • FeaturesGardenPicnicRoseRose GardensStatuesTouristWaterroses



Tees Valley’s Wynyard Hall Hotel will embark on a £4m investment plan, including the development of a cookery school, creating 50 jobs.

The hotel recently received planning permission to redevelop its walled garden and develop a cookery school, event space and accommodation, and visitor centre and café.

At the centre of the development will be a new Rose Garden which will mark the culmination of a long-held dream by the hall’s owner, Sir John Hall.

The plans for the Rose Garden include planting the biggest variety of roses in Europe along with water features, statues, Italian terraces and picnic areas– ensuring it will become a major tourist attraction in the North East.

Paul Mackings, chief executive for Cameron Hall Developments which owns Wynyard Hall, said: “The new plans stay true to Sir John Hall’s vision which is to create a wonderful space full of roses.

“I can’t emphasise enough how excited we are about these new plans – we want Wynyard Hall and its grounds to be a place for everyone to enjoy. We intend that the new Rose Garden and Visitor Centre will be somewhere that people will want to visit time and time again.

“Alongside the pure enjoyment of visiting the gardens throughout the year we also hope that our passion and commitment to providing the widest of rose species will encourage interest for horticulturists both here and abroad.“

Wynyard Hall say the development will create 40 full time, and 20 part time jobs.

Allison Antonopoulos, managing director of Wynyard Hall, said: “She was delighted that the plans had been given the green light.

“The development of the Walled Garden will allow us to continue with the restoration and development of this magnificent stately home for future generations to enjoy.“

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




Feb 10 • 2013 • BalckBushDeeplyDideaseHumidityDryFAQGardenMildewRainfallRoot.GrowthSpotWaters

FAQ Frequently Asked Questions


Q. How often should I water my roses ?

  1. A.      Nothing is more important for a rose bush's survival and performance than water. Roses absolutely love water.
  • 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 etc. or other harmful insects. Never sprinkle bushes in the afternoon or evening, which can promote disease.
  • Roses should receive 1 to 2 inches of water each week. Rule of thumb is to water two to four times a week, especially if there is no rainfall, or in very hot or windy conditions.
  • 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.
  • During growth cycles, stick a finger in the soil to check for moisture. If your finger comes out literally dry, it's time to add water. Muddy soil means the plant is getting too much water.      Moist soil should be an indicator that the water amount is just about right.

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. (click below)



May 15 • 2012 • GrowersKarismaRose NewsVarietiesVegetablesWater.Horticultureroses



Roses Are Blooming In Bangalore

  From Vegetables To Roses

The saying ‘life always finds its way’ seems to have come true in the case of rose growers in the villages of Hoskote taluk (Bangalore Rural district). Despite the severe water crisis, they have been able to rake in the moolah. It is now a life of regular income and comfort for these farmers who are cultivating new varieties of roses, requiring less water. Farmers in the villages around Hoskote - once a well-known vegetable and floriculture belt - had to abandon their fields due to severe water scarity. The liberalisation era of the mid-90s witnessed massive change in land use in the region. The real estate boom which followed resulted in mass sale of agriculture land and encroachment of water bodies. This resulted in a drastic fall in the water table, affecting small and marginal farmers. When cultivation of water intensive crops like vegetables and flowers seemed impossible, the State Horticulture Department introduced the growers to small varieties of roses. They now sell their produce to neighbouring states. “There are three high-yielding varieties of roses - Karisma, five star and ruby red. They are in great demand in temples and to make garlands. These can be used for all purposes (mariage to cremation) both here as well as in the neighbouring states,” said a horticulture officer here. On large scale A visit to Alappanahalli, Ulsahalli, Upparhalli, Kumbalahalli, Kurubarahalli, Kolathur, Sonadahalli, Sompur and Kalhalli around Hoskote, shows that cultivation of roses is taking place on a large scale. The flowers are transported to places of religious importance in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. According to farmers, most of the flowers cultivated here are sent to Tirupathi under contract farming. “It is a short-term contract between the contractor and farmer - a farmer gets between Rs 45 to Rs 60 per kg of flowers, irrespective of the fluctuating price at which the contractor sells them,” said a senior horticulture officer on condition of anonymity.

These varieties of flowers, according to farmers, grow with very less water when compared to vegetables they cultivated earlier. Depleted water table “We used to cultivate vegetables which required watering every day. But the water table depleted abysmally in these parts. So, the farmers took to rose cultivation, which has proved to be a windfall. I earn between Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 per day,” said Yelappa, a farmer from Ulsahalli.

Subrayappa, another farmer, said these varieties of roses - unlike the Dutch rose variety grown earlier - needed very little water. “Even if we water the plants once a week through drip irrigation, it is sufficient,” he said. In some villages, where the water crisis is severe, the sewage water is used for the plants. These miniature rose varieties are cultivated on small patches of land and the entire family is involved in the cultivation. The farmers prune the plants to a height of three to four feet, so that harvesting becomes easy. Their work begins at 5.30 am and the flowers are dispatched to the junction, where they are weighed and loaded onto mini lorries numbering over 50, to be transported to neighbouring states before 7.30 am. The payment is made to the farmers once in 15 days. “Each farmer earns between Rs 25,000 to Rs 45,000 depending on the size of the land he owns,” said a horticulture officer. The horticulture department is encouraging the farmers by giving a subsidy of Rs 14,000 per acre, under the new area expansion scheme.

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