Taking care of roses
Broadcast Date: 16/03/14
Presenter: Kim Syrus
There are eight to ten weeks left for your roses to keep flowering, make sure you maximize this time and get them ready for a bumper season next year with the help of Kim Syrus.
- Dead-heading, or trimming off the dead roses on your rose bush will encourage more growth next year by reducing the amount of energy wasted on the top-most bud of the dead stem. This will bring on a new flush of roses.
- Try and cut as high as possible when dead-heading your roses; the buds at the top of the stem are far more active
- When you decide to bring some cut flowers inside, make sure you leave some buds down below to keep your plant flowering on.
- If you have a special event coming uo and want your roses to look their best, eight weeks prior, trim down about half your rose bush, wait a week and finish off the rest.
- It’s also time to give your roses the last feed for the season; so make sure you use a great fertilizer to get them through!