November 4, 2014

Roses need to be pruned for two reasons:

 1.  to take out old and diseased wood which will encourage new flowering shoots to grow &
 2.  to keep a good shape & to allow light and air to circulate through an open centre.


Roses should be pruned when they are dor...

October 16, 2014

As it's summer and our rose bushes are flowering in abundance, we need to dead-head them regularly. This will encourage new flowering shoots as the plants energy would have been lost in forming hips. When the flowers have faded, remove the whole truss, cutting the stem...

August 11, 2014

According to fossil evidence, it is suggested that roses are 35 million years old and were cultivated for gardens about 5,000 years ago in China. They have been used as symbols of love, beauty, war and in politics and have been used for medicinal purposes and as a sour...

May 1, 2013

You love the roses - so do I. I wish the sky would rain down roses, as they rain from off the shaken bush. Why will it not? Then all the valley would be pink and white and soft to tread on. They would fall as light as feathers, smelling sweet; and it would be Like slee...

April 12, 2013

rose – n., any prickly bush or shrub of the genus Rosa (family Rosaceae), bearing usu. fragrant flowers generally of a red, pink, yellow, or white colour.






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