How to plant and care for your roses
2.3.2 General Fertiliser for lawns. shrubs,vegetables and flowers
Methods for planting roses
Dig a hole in the soil mixture set out above that is large enough to accommodate the plastic bag your rose is growing in. Remove the plastic bag without disturbing the soil and place the rose bush in the hole and fill in around the plant. Water thoroughly so that soil will settle.
Caring for your roses.
For roses which are being planted in summer watering should be done daily for the next seven days
This will ensure that the roots grow and spread into the surrounding soil.
In windy areas rose plants should be staked to keep them from being damaged by the wind.
How to make the basic spray cocktail
Add the following ingredients to a spray tank.
Control of Bollworm/Budworm/Beetles
Spray the tips of the shoots and flower buds using Karba spray or Ripcord. DO NOT spray this at the same time as you do the basic spray.
Redspider Mite Control
When infection is noticed spray roses with either redspidercide or redspidersprey.
As the spiders are pretty hardy the spray might not work.
If it does not work then try spraying the undersides of the leaves with a concentrated sugar solution which makes the leaves sticky and an unattractive environment for the redpider mite.
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