These two months should give us the final flush of colour which is often more vivid than at any time of the flowering season. With relief from the hot summer sun, strong colours are seen in Autumn. If the bushes have been trimmed back 45-55 days
before Easter there should be that "WOW' colour all over the garden.
Aphids (see below) are usually more active in Spring as the new shoots appear but with current weather conditions, they are very busy and unless action is taken can ruin the
Keep up the spraying routine and a change from Triforine to Mancozeb is often worthwhile at this time as the latter also controls Mildew which often appears in the Autumn.
April is often considered to be considering what
new roses we want to buy and perhaps obtaining those colour catalogues or searching the internet. Start preparing the soil well before planting. Remember our sponsor Kurinda Rose Nursery has over a hundred varieties which are offered bare-root starting in
June. Strong well-grown plants will outshine those that are offered in supermarkets.