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Climbing Roses vs Rambling Roses
Julian Bosdari 7 Mar 2017

What's the Difference? Rambling roses are more vigorous, will cover a greater area, and are ideal for interweaving through trees, covering unattractive oil tanks and disguising wooden fencing, but be sure that the fencing is strong enough! Their vigour can make them hard to contain. Ramblers us...

Pruning, Trimming & Cutting Back a Rose Bush
Julian Bosdari 6 Jul 2017

How to Prune Rose Plants How you prune your roses and trim them to keep them in shape determines how well they flower and how healthy they stay. The purpose of pruning is to increase the number of flowers that the plant produces and to produce a good, rounded, balanced plant. It is not difficult...

How to Care for Rose Bushes
Julian Bosdari 24 Jul 2017

A Comprehensive Guide Roses around the door; the quintessential gardening look. You have set your heart on it, or at the very least on having some roses in your garden. What do you need to know? Where are the heffalump traps? Where do roses like to grow - or not? Read on to discover all you (sho...

Bareroot plants and Snowy and Freezing Weather
Julian Bosdari 31 Jan 2019

What To Do When it Snows or Freezes  You can't beat that first moment, can you, when you wake to a strangely muffled world, pull back the curtains and...aahhh! Deep snow. So pretty, so pristine and...arghh! What's the journey to work going to be like? Ho hum.  Still, before you set of...

Reducing the Height of Bush Roses (Video)
Julian Bosdari 29 Sep 2020

How to prune bush and shrub Roses to prepare them for Autumn & Winter Andy, our Nursery Manager, has been busy trimming bush roses, especially the bigger ones, as they can get blown about in autumn gales and suffer from windrock. This loosens their roots and prevents them growing away well i...

Potting up a Bareroot Rose (Video)
Julian Bosdari 20 Oct 2020

How to Pot a Bareroot Rose Planting a bareroot rose in a pot is about the same as planting it in the ground. It is important to keep the graft union above the soil level.  TRANSCRIPT The bareroot roses are just about ready to start coming out here. So this is what you'll get at the mome...

Planting a Rose Bush
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

All You Need to Know About Planting Roses Rose plants and bushes are many gardeners favourite plant and, when well planted, can create amazing centrepieces and displays. However, planting and caring for roses can be tricky. In this complete guide to planting rose bushes, find out the best condit...

Rose Bush Diseases: Black Spots on Leaves
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Rose Black Spot (Diplocarpon Rosae) is the most widespread and serious fungal disease affecting members of the rose family. Black Spot attacks the leaves and a bad case can defoliate a rose bush completely. This loss of leaf reduces the vigour of the rose and can ultimately kill it. Black Spot sp...

Rose Replant Disease
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Why does Rose Replant disease occur?  Rose replant disease (sometimes called rose sickness) occurs when a new rose is bought to replace an old one and is planted in the same soil. It is generally considered that the cause is a combination of soil imbalance caused by the removal of trace ele...

Heeling in Bareroot Plants & Trees Before Planting (Video)
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

How to Heel In Bareroot Plants In this video, we walk you through the dos and don'ts of "heeling in" bareroot plants. This keeps them in top condition if you cannot plant for some time after receiving them, which is often the case in freezing or soaking weather. This applies to any ba...

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