Rose Plants



Care Instructions for...

Roses








When Your Roses Arrive

Once your plants have arrived, please remove from the packaging carefully. Prior to planting soak the roots for a couple of hours.

Growing on and Planting Out

Place in full sun and a fertile well drained soil, plant 45cm (18”) deep and 45cm (18”) apart, dig in either compost, manure or bone meal, then heel in firmly after planting to ensure plant is stable. Water in well for a few weeks until well established.

Hybrid Tea Scented Hybrid Tea Roses

Height: 60-80cm (24-32”)
Planting: Borders/large tubs
Pruning: Prune back moderately in autumn and hard in spring, leaving 2 to 4 buds on a branch. Apply mulch around the base to help keep weeds away and moisture in during the hot summer days.
If a Rose is left unpruned it will not only look a mess of live and dead wood, it will flower less. To keep your Roses strong and healthy prune once a year. Roses planted in the autumn are best pruned in early spring and Roses that are to be planted in the spring should be pruned prior to planting.
Watering: As Roses are deep rooted plants they should only require watering during spring and summer, during long hot, dry periods ensure that you water them heavily. Apply the water direct to the roots and not all over the plant and leaves.
Dead-Heading: Regularly remove dead flowers and damaged stems to help prevent the spread of disease and to prolong flowering. When dead-heading Floribunda Roses cut the whole truss of flowers off (cut the stem 2-3 leaves below the flowers).
Feeding: It is important to feed your Roses, those that aren’t fed will show some or all of the following signs, weak stems, small leaves, small flowers (that are poor quality) will have less resistance to disease, discoloured leaves, poor quality flowers, weak growth.
In spring and as the leaves are growing (but are not fully developed) moisten the soil around rose bush and scatter approx. a handful of rose fertiliser (available in garden centres) around the base of the rose and hoe in lightly. Repeat this process again during the summer, June or July.
With their long flower stems and beautifully shaped blooms Hybrid Tea Roses are the most popular type of Rose.




Patio Patio Roses

Height: 40-60cm (16-24”)
Planting: Tubs
Pruning: Prune back moderately in autumn and hard in spring, leaving 2 to 4 buds on a branch. Apply mulch around the base to help keep weeds away and moisture in during the hot summer days.
If a Rose is left unpruned it will not only look a mess of live and dead wood, it will flower less. To keep your Roses strong and healthy prune once a year. Roses planted in the autumn are best pruned in early spring and Roses that are to be planted in the spring should be pruned prior to planting.
Watering: As Roses are deep rooted plants they should only require watering during spring and summer, during long hot, dry periods ensure that you water them heavily. Apply the water direct to the roots and not all over the plant and leaves.
Dead-Heading: Regularly remove dead flowers and damaged stems to help prevent the spread of disease and to prolong flowering. When dead-heading Floribunda Roses cut the whole truss of flowers off (cut the stem 2-3 leaves below the flowers).
Feeding: It is important to feed your Roses, those that aren’t fed will show some or all of the following signs, weak stems, small leaves, small flowers (that are poor quality) will have less resistance to disease, discoloured leaves, poor quality flowers, weak growth.
In spring and as the leaves are growing (but are not fully developed) moisten the soil around rose bush and scatter approx. a handful of rose fertiliser (available in garden centres) around the base of the rose and hoe in lightly. Repeat this process again during the summer, June or July.
A relative new comer type of Rose introduced in the 1980s, Patio Roses are perfect for the smaller garden, great for borders as well as containers.




Climbing Roses Climbing Roses

Climb: 2m-4m (6.5-13’)
Planting: Walls/Archways
Pruning: Do not prune for the first couple of years to allow plant to climb the desired area. Prune back the side shoots in late autumn, early spring to 2 to 4 buds.
If a Rose is left unpruned it will not only look a mess of live and dead wood, it will flower less. To keep your Roses strong and healthy prune once a year. Roses planted in the autumn are best pruned in early spring and Roses that are to be planted in the spring should be pruned prior to planting.
Watering: As Roses are deep rooted plants they should only require watering during spring and summer, during long hot, dry periods ensure that you water them heavily. Apply the water direct to the roots and not all over the plant and leaves.
Dead-Heading: Regularly remove dead flowers and damaged stems to help prevent the spread of disease and to prolong flowering. When dead-heading Floribunda Roses cut the whole truss of flowers off (cut the stem 2-3 leaves below the flowers).
Feeding: It is important to feed your Roses, those that aren’t fed will show some or all of the following signs, weak stems, small leaves, small flowers (that are poor quality) will have less resistance to disease, discoloured leaves, poor quality flowers, weak growth.
In spring and as the leaves are growing (but are not fully developed) moisten the soil around rose bush and scatter approx. a handful of rose fertiliser (available in garden centres) around the base of the rose and hoe in lightly. Repeat this process again during the summer, June or July.
Climbing Roses are ideal for covering walls and with the right support can be trained to cover any unslightly areas you have in your garden and will give you a beautiful, colourful display.








Watch out for black spot in late spring. Spray with an appropriate fungicide, as recommended by a local supplier immediately upon seeing.

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