So far this has been one of the best seasons for roses, with the first crop in late October quickly followed by new growth and another terrific flowering, brought about by the regular rain events. Dead heading as a result has been a constant but a worthwhile
chore.Good applications of fertiliser have kept bushes healthy but regular spraying for Blackspot has been necessary.
Now is the time to plan for a good display at Easter which is early in April.Count back 45-55 days and give all bushes
a thorough pruning, apply fertiliser and deep watering, That should lead to a garden full of Roses during the Easter holiday period
Keep up the spraying routine and a change from Triforine to Mancozeb is often wothwhile at this time as the
latter also controls Downy Mildew which often appears in the Autumn.