The Rose is deservedly the most prized of garden plants. It is of easy culture and suited to a wide variety of soils, with exquisitely shaped, often fragrant and delightfully coloured blooms, which continue flowering over a long period. Most garden species were initially collected by explorers and varieties obtained from crossing these have been derived from many growers and sources. Apart from their value as garden plants the petals have been candied, made into jam, used for Rose Water, sugar, rosettes and of course oil and perfume.
The outcome of your planting efforts when it comes to roses will ultimately depend on where you plant them. Roses are as demanding as they are beautiful so you need to be careful in selecting the right place to plant them. When selecting a plot, be sure that your choice has all the characteristics below.
Planting roses depends also on which stage you have acquired them. If you are planting bare root roses - which are what you usually end up with when you order them online or have them delivered from a
Other essential steps that you have to take when planting bare root roses are as follows.
The steps for planting roses in containers are pretty much the same with what have been listed above. It would be better, however, if you also keep the tips below in mind.
This is probably one of the easiest activities you have to perform when growing roses. Just make sure that you are using feed produced or by a well-known and respected manufacturer to ensure maximum results.
When feeding, just place a small amount of feed around the plant’s base before gently forking it in. The feeding requirements will depend mostly on the species and where you are growing it.
After the first flush of growth, giving your roses another feeding can ensure more blooms in the next flush. Avoid feeding them in the last days of summer, though. This will only cause them to try blooming as spring or winter comes in, and whatever blooms that do come out will only be damaged by frost.
Finally, it is time to learn about what many consider as the most difficult stage of growing roses. Pruning activities, however, have been made easy thanks to the laborious tests made by the Royal National Rose Society.
Now, you only have to do the following steps, and your roses are guaranteed to come out beautiful as ever afterwards.