Saturday, 1 November 2014


Flower of the Month - November 2014


Roses are perhaps one of the most favourite flowers grown throughout the world. They seem to incite such emotion not only for the grower, but expressing our feelings so very
eloquently. A terrible generalization I know however, there seems to have been so many successful men rose breeders!

A wonderful website - this American  site is just chock full of very good information about roses, a must read for all you rose lovers.

There are myriad of specialist rose guides so please take the following as just a very general brief outline on what roses prefer:

Roses require an open, sunny and well drained position with at least 6 hours of sun per day. Although shaded areas will allow roses to do quite well, the quantity of flowers will diminish with the percentage of shade. Also shaded areas are much more susceptible to fungal attacks as the foliage remains wet for such a long time after rain and Coffs’ heavy dewy nights.

Feed little, but often, and use foliar feeding sprays as well. Deadhead spent blooms to promote more repeat flowering and the bushes look so much better without them!. (A little fact about this— the greater the number of petals on a rose, the longer it takes to repeat flower.)

Please consult specialist rose growing guides for more detail on the growing roses.

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