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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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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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Roses and Carnations

Roses and Carnations The rose as a flower crop While commercial rose growing is on the decline in Britain it is becoming increasingly popular in amateur and exhibition circles, including floral art. Suitable varieties for forcing can be obtained from … Continue reading

14. April 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Roses as Permanent Displays

Permanent Displays Roses are best seen in permanent gardens, which give a much better idea of their potential for general display than you can get at nurseries, where the plants are all maidens. (Some nurseries do, of course, have their … Continue reading

11. March 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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General Tips for Growing Roses

Growing Roses Roses have for a long time now, been one of our most popular garden plants, and the following they have today is as strong as ever. The very popularity of the rose has, however, generated such a wealth … Continue reading

30. October 2010 by Dave Pinkney
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Caring for Roses Top Tips – From Feeding to Rose Pest Protection

Caring for Roses – Cultural Routine The whole caring for roses thing is complex. You want them to look good, stay healthy and bloom profusely.  Stick to these tips and you will achieve amazing results. Thinning New Rose Shoots The … Continue reading

28. July 2010 by Dave Pinkney
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Rose Pests and Diseases – Top Tips for Healthy Roses

    Rose Pests and Diseases / Disorders that Affect Roses Although the pests and diseases which may attack roses are fairly numerous, prompt action when trouble is noticed, or better still early preventive spraying or dusting where this is … Continue reading

28. July 2010 by Dave Pinkney
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