Category Archives for Roses

Rose Pests and Diseases

The Importance of Good Cultivation In controlling pest and diseases good cultivation is most important, as the maintenance of good health in plants greatly reduces the possibility of attacks. Good cultivation includes the thorough preparation of the soil at the … Continue reading

03. May 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Exhibiting Roses

Staging Watch some of the old hands at the game. Assimilate first the cool, methodical way they go about their work. Their first consideration is to unpack their roses and get them into water. Then they find their classes; perhaps … Continue reading

03. May 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Propagating Roses

NEW varieties of rose are raised from seed, but the main method of increasing stock is by budding, which consists of taking a leaf-bud from the cultivated tree and inserting it into an understock. Some trees are also obtained by … Continue reading

02. May 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Planning a Rose Garden

WHEN planning a new garden do not make the beds so wide that ordinary cultivation cannot be carried out without treading on the soil. The width should not exceed 6 feet, which will permit of three rows of trees, yet … Continue reading

02. May 2013 by Dave Pinkney
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General Cultivation for Growing Roses

ROSES in established beds only require one good annual feed of organic matter, and the time to give this is in the spring. It is both wrong and wasteful to apply it in the autumn. Wrong because it holds moisture … Continue reading

02. May 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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Why Prune Roses?

Why We Prune The pruning of roses presents a deal of difficulty to some, but if it is realized that the main object is simply to aid the natural habit of the plant by cutting away weakly and decayed wood, … Continue reading

02. May 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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Pruning Newly Planted Roses

Ramblers and climbers of both types are best left unpruned the first year of planting beyond cutting out in February any dead wood. Dwarf bush roses in the first spring of planting should be pruned back fairly hard, ie. back … Continue reading

02. May 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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Planting Roses

The Treatment of Newly Bought Trees The importance of unpacking the bundles and getting the trees into the ground without unnecessary delay cannot be too strongly emphasized, more trees being killed through the roots drying out than is generally realized. … Continue reading

02. May 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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Growing Roses

Preparation of the soil for growing roses MUCH has been written on the adaptability of the rose in varying types of soil; nevertheless, the Queen of Flowers has her likes and dislikes. As can be appreciated, she prefers one of … Continue reading

02. May 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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List of Old Shrub Roses

Alba Group These are among the oldest roses known in garden cultivation, some dating back to Roman times. They are tough and vigorous and thrive in almost any kind of soil, including light sandy types. They are compact, bushy shrubs … Continue reading

27. February 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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