Getting into rose growing can be intimidating for beginners and anyone who doesn't like a lot of care and treatment.
If so, follow these tips!
Choose resistant varieties of roses
In the large rose family, some varieties are more hardy than others. This is the case with most botanical and old roses. The former are close to wild roses, they are very resistant, have charming flowers and are covered with edible fruits in autumn. Try it gallica rose, for example.
The old roses are hybrids of botanical varieties like gallic rose, damask rose, centifolia rose, etc. They take the form of a loose shrub. Their cultivation is very easy, the size is similar to that of a shrub. The liana roses, which can climb up to ten meters in height, are another option.
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Take care of the planting of roses
Choose quality roses, preferably bare rooted, that you will plant during their dormant period, from November to March. Taking care of the plantation is important to promote a good recovery. Plant your roses in a deep and wide hole of 40 cm, to allow a good spreading of the roots. Be sure to remove stones and weeds from the ground.
Before planting, cut back the roots and antlers of the plant to 30 cm. Praline the roots in a mixture of one-third soil, one-third well-rotted compost and one-third rainwater.
Respect the planting distances specific to each species (at least 80 cm): roses need air and sun to develop properly.
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Treat roses organically
Preventive organic treatments limit the risk of disease by strengthening the plants.
They are particularly suitable in stormy, heavy and humid weather, to avoid fungal diseases such as rust, marsonia or powdery mildew.
Spray your roses with a nettle manure, of comfrey, of horsetail or extracts of seaweed.
To read: "I have beautiful roses without chemicals! », Serge Lapouge and Brigitte Lapouge-Déjean, Terre Vivante editions.
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