Category Archives for Propagating Roses

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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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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Floribunda Roses, Patio Roses, English Roses and Old Roses

ROSA Common name: Rose Family: Rosaceae There must be few gardens where you cannot find at least one example of the huge rose family. There are climbers, ramblers, English roses, free-flowering floribundas, the immensely popular hybrid teas, wild roses and … Continue reading

18. May 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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The Rose Grower’s Year

The Rose Grower’s Year This monthly calendar of tasks should be used only as a reminder and for general guidance. Rigid timetables cannot be set out because the climate varies considerably in different parts of the country and from one … Continue reading

11. March 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Propagating Roses – Growing Roses from Seed

Growing Roses from Seed Roses can be raised from seed, although this is by no means the best way of propagating plants of good quality. Some nurseries offer seed of so-called ‘Fairy’ roses, R. chinensis minima or R. multiflora nana. … Continue reading

11. March 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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