Roses are red… and great flowers for any garden. They are probably one of the most loved plants that people choose to have in their gardens and it’s easy to see why with the diversity of colours, styles and smells that roses give. Rose care is easier than you think, provided that you follow a few simple tips and tricks. Planting your roses in a sunny location that ensures good drainage, fertilising them regularly to promote impressive flowers, and watering them evenly to ensure the soil is moist. They enjoy rich, well-drained soil that is high in organic matter. The best time to plant roses is during the spring, after the last frost. Alternatively, plant your roses when the leaves begin to fall and at least six weeks before the average first frost in your area. This will allow the roots enough time to bury into the soil before the plants go dormant over the winter months. When it gets to early spring, prune established rose bushes and keep an eye out for diseases like powdery mildew, rust or black spot too. It is important to choose their location wisely as well, if planting alongside other plants in your garden, good air circulation is a must, which means giving your roses that extra bit of space! This will prevent pests from attacking the plants, as the majority of rose diseases attack plants that are stressed from overcrowding. There is plenty of rose specific treatments for these rose pests and diseases and can easily be fixed after this. We have these and a wide selection of roses here at Woldens too, so why not pop along this bank holiday weekend and add a magnificent rose to your garden 🌹

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