By May the rose season is almost at an end and you can look back with satisfaction (or score the garden a six out of 10, which means, ’Can do better!’). Healthy leaves are the powerhouse for the rose, and if leaves are stunted, diseased or drop off, the performance of the rose suffers. From […]
Your rose garden By Ludwig Taschner Keep going through winter How to keep up the flower power Now that our winters are milder, it’s possible for roses to flower all the way into July. While enjoying the autumn rose flush of March and April, keep up the care with extra feeding and encouraging new basal […]
Mini Rose Garden It takes less than 30 minutes to create a miniature rose garden using one patio rose in bloom and two companion plants with equal flower power. This proves that roses are not only for gardeners with large plots and deep pockets but for everyone that loves the queen of flowers. So, if […]
Roses in the food garden We grow roses for their beauty in the garden and for picking. So what are they doing in the food garden? Roses are not only food for the soul, but certain varieties are food for the body too. Their nutritional value lies in their rose hips and, to a lesser […]
A Perfect Match Roses and vegetables are an obvious pairing for so many reasons. Roses and vegetables have a history of being grown together, and roses have much to offer as companion plants. They attract pollinators, shade tender vegetables, support twining veggies and add that extra special ingredient – beauty! Roses and veggies also fit […]
Yellow banksian rose Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’ The Banksian rose is a garden favourite around the globe. It originates in west and central China and is grown for the masses of blossom produced during the middle of the spring season. This sudden splash of yellow contributes significantly to the wonder and joy of the floral spectacle […]
Ice Berg Rose A gardening book that discusses bestsellers and favourites would be incomplete if it did not include the iconic Iceberg rose. Introduced way back in 1958, this white floribunda rose has been sold by the millions around the world and it is still going strong. Every year in spring, hundreds of Icebergs are […]
This beautiful display of roses is one of the rewards of winter pruning, along with good soil enrichment, watering and fertilising.
Many gardeners wishing to include roses in their borders might be concerned about whether they are appropriate for a water wise garden.
Red roses are associated with Valentine’s Day and this Spire rose grows into a stately 2,5m high specimen that produces a profusion of dark, cherry red blooms that make a statement at the back of a bed or where high colour is needed.