Story Title: Roses
Episode: 2
Broadcast Date: 9/3/2014
Presenter: Kim Syrus

Roses are more robust than you think, just check out how hardy they are in this Western Australian location-it’s all sand, bitumen and concrete! Kim tells us why the Florabunda is so great, and how you can help your roses live up to their name ‘Queen of the Flowers’ with a few simple tricks.

The Queen of the Kalamunda hills

  • Bush rose needs a bucket of water per plant per week-running a dripper system like the one featured in this story for four hours a week will give them all the water they need.
  • Choosing the right type of rose is the secret to a beautiful garden, and a Florabunda could be just the rose you are searching for.
  • A Florabunda is characterized by a single stem and lots of flowers on the top
  • There are many different types of Florabunda to choose from, check out ‘Courage’, ‘Gold Bunny’, ‘Seduction’, ‘Iceberg’ or ‘Knockout’.