These are the two ïn between months"when we either keep roses repeat flowering by applying plenty of water and fertiliser or give them a rest until the Autumn flush as ambient temperatures decrease. In the latter case just small amounts of
water to keep bushes alive are supplied until a time 55-65 days before Easter. At that stage bushes are pruned all over, fertiliser such as Sudden Impact for Roses, is applied followed by deep watering at least twice a week, leading to a great display at Easter.
Keep an eye out for attack by aphids and continue spraying for Blackspot and Mildew. Water is best applied around the roots early in the day. Water sprayed over the bushes and at night encourages fungal disease, Irrigation using adjustable drippers
is the prefered way to apply water to roses.