Gardening Tips For Beginners)
Guidelines for beginners on rose
Cultivating roses is not at all a difficult or a complex task.
Anybody can grow flowers using the guidelines given below and
have a beautiful rose garden in your backyard.
Healthy plant buying:
The foremost thing to insider when growing roses is the stock.
Buy some healthy and best rose plants or bushes according to
your budget. The old garden variety or the miniature roses grow
on their own roots, while the hybrid teas are cultivated by
grafting on the root stock. Therefore it is vital that you
choose them carefully. The plants should have at least three
canes from the bulb of the rose base. The cane should be 8 – 12
inches in length and ¼ inch wide.
The rose plant needs at least 6 hours of sunlight daily and if
possible the morning light. Even the rose bed should contain
organic material so that the soil is loose to drain out the
excess water. The holes should be deep with a 6 to 9 inch deep
from the bottom of roots. At the time of planting the soil
should be mixed with some rose fertilizers and sufficient
watering must be done.
Watering and feeding:
Roses need a great deal feed. The roses should be fed with
fertilizers at least thrice a year, first during the spring
before the production of buds, second, in summer when the first
bloom is complete, third in late fall for the bushes to survive
in the cold weather. A lot of gardeners feed the roses every 4
to 6 weeks. Watering is essential for roses as they require
plenty of water. A deep soak should be done for about 30 - 60
minutes as required.
How to prune:
Pruning the roses is done by thinning them so as to increase
the airflow and pass the sunlight inside or simply cut back the
cane tips till you have good buds.
Check growth of diseases and bugs:
Not only the cold temperatures, but also the crowded soil is
responsible for damaging the rose bushes. A weekly check up is
necessary for the prevention of blight, black spot or mildew.
Certain measures also should be taken to control the aphids,
pests and cane borers. Get rid of any unwanted blooms
especially those that are damaged.
Maintenance during summer:
Spent flowers should be cleared away and an application of
mulch is needed to check the growth of weeds and to retain the
moisture in the rose bed.
Maintenance in winter:
The cold temperatures are bad for rose plants, care should be
started during the late fall and before first frost.
Cleanliness should be followed regarding dried leaves or spent
flowers. Clean up the diseases stalks or canes and feed
fertilizers as needed. Gather oil around the plant and add
mulch on top layer for protection.
Now that you know how to grow roses, and follow these steps you
will soon have a rich and beautiful rose
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