ROSE PLANTING GUIDE
New seasons roses usually arrive in the winter months and this is the best time of year to plant them. When selecting a spot to plant your rose choose a sunny, well drained position. Roses grow and flower best if they receive up to 6 hours sun a day.
Dig a hole that is big enough to take the roots of your rose, 30cm x 30cm is usually big enough, create a small mound at the bottom of the hole and spread roots downwards over the mound, cover with soil and water in well. Always ensure that the bud union or graft is about 2cm above the ground. Roses benefit from mulch and lucerne is a fantastic mulch to use around roses. Do not plant your roses close to other trees as they don't do well in situations where they have to compete with other plants. Choose a position where they will get air flow but not strong winds as this can damage the flowers.
DO NOT USE
fertiliser at planting time as this may BURN THE ROOTS of your rose. An application of Blood & Bone and well rotted cow manure can be beneficial 3 months after planting and can be used in preparing your rose beds.
We use and recommend Triforte slow release fertiliser for Roses, Azaleas and Camellias. Australian Made, 6mth slow release, mineral enriched, river and reef safe, will not burn your plants, increases resistance to disease and drought.
It is always a good idea to find a new spot for a rose bush rather than planting it where roses have been planted in the past. Sometimes when you plant in the same spot you can run the risk of soil-borne nematodes affecting your newly planted rose. If you really want to use the same spot add lots of well composted manure and remove the old soil.
An important tip to remember is that roses are VERY SENSITIVE TO HERBICIDE SPRAY!!! So never use glyphosate near or around your roses..
Happy gardening from the Team at the Log Cabin Garden Centre.