How to Be Good at Growing Roses

1: Always purchase good plants from the current season's crop.

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2: Prepare ground well, ensuring plenty of humus. Change soil if replanting in existing beds.

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3: Plant container roses with care and water regulary for several weeks afterwards.

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4: Cut back bare root bushes to three or four eyes in Spring after planting.

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5: Feed roses two or three times per season with balanced rose fertilizer (ensure the ground is damp).

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6: Irrigate or water roses during dry spells.

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7: Dead head bushes and climbers regularly during flowering.

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8: Mulch beds with compost to improve soil structure and assist moisture retention.

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9: Keep beds and borders weed free.

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10: Tie in new growth of climbers or ramblers wilst young and pliable, training horizontally.

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11: Spray regularly with a combined fungicide/insecticide to combat disease.

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12: Cut back bushes in Autumn and prune to an outward facing bud in early Spring.

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There are our 12 tips for good rose growing, follow these tips and you should be on your way to growing better roses. Remember, well grown roses will give much pleasure.

Article written by Mike Thompson