July/August

Molineux

Complete planting of new bare-root roses. Plant in good draining  soil. Roses like to be planted OVER clay soils, not IN CLAY SOILS. Seamungus is excellent for planting roses as it stimulates a new root system. Cut the new bush back to no more than 3 buds. If left long the new root system probably will not be able to drive nutrient right up to the end, with the result that there will be 'Die-back' and weak new shoots. Do not apply any other rose fertiliser until well into September, as this may burn the new roots.

 Complete pruninig by the end of July, then clearup all dead leaves and weeds which may be the source of fungal disease in the coming season. Spray bushes and ground surrounding them with lime sulphur or a copper product to kill fungal spores. White scale seems to be a problem in some gardens and can be controlled with two sprayings of white oil at a month's interval. DO NOT MIX LIME SULPHUR WITH WHITE OIL. A Dressing of lime lightly forked in during winter is often useful as most local soils are slightly acid.

 Apply Sudden Impact for Roses during the third or fourth week in August and watch for aphids to appear on the new shoots

A light dressing of Garden Lime or Dolomite Lime in winter helps with the correction of soil Ph.

Fire and Ice

Brass Band

  • Europeana

  • Joy of Life

  • Valencia

  • Honky Tonk Blues

  • Monica

  • Double Delight

Ambridge Rose

Pierre De Ronsard

Peter Frankenfelt, a beautiful rose