Gardening Beginners: Challenges of Growing Roses in Australia

Jan 2017

Rose Garden

Roses are truly majestic flowers that can add beauty to any garden. They are relatively hardy plants and can survive on neglect, however if you want the healthy, best looking plants, and beautiful colourful blooms, there are several steps you can take to ensure this.

  1. Find the right place

If you want your roses to bloom beautifully, you must plant them in a place that has lots of sunlight and air movement. These flowers need their freedom and space in order to grow.

  1. Ensure the proper quality of soil

Roses require large amounts of nutrients, so you should use Richgro soil conditioners and fertilisers to make sure your garden can support these demanding plants. The best options for them would be Cow and Sheep Manure. as well as Black Marvel Rose Food.

Please bear in mind that the exact type of fertiliser you should use depends on the chemical composition of your soil as well as the species of rose you have. Research these factors to provide your garden with the right kind of nourishment. A rose fertiliser specially formulated such as Black Marvel Premium Rose Food, will give you roses the most balanced feed throughout the seasons.

Rose plants require regular feeding, so you’ll need to feed them at least once a month during the growing season.

  1. Find safe treatments for pests and diseases

Roses are naturally susceptible to a variety of nasty ‘plant conditions’. The most common of these are black spot, aphids, rust, and powdery mildew. You’ll need to inspect your flowers regularly to spot the first signs of any problems, as they will be harder to treat if you let them fester.

Richgro Beat a Bug Happy Roses, Blackspot and Insect Killer for Roses, and other specialised products will become your loyal helpers in the fight to preserve these beautiful plants.

  1. Prune your roses regularly

To ensure healthy and amazingly beautiful blossoms, you must prune your roses with extreme care. Always use extra-sharp secateurs and a good pruning saw to minimise the damage to the plant. You also need to clear the centre of the bush and shorten all growth to keep the plant healthy and strong.

The best time to prune your roses is mid to late winter, so put this task in your planner. If you have roses that bloom only in spring or climbers, prune them only after the main flowering season.

 

A good tip is to “dead-head” the roses after flowering, giving them a feed so you can get another beautiful show of blooms in a few weeks.

Creating a stunning rose garden can be relatively easy with the right Richgro products, developed to help roses and other flowering plants so that you will be able to prevent and treat any problems as soon as they occur. With proper care, your roses will bloom in no time.