Rose Growing Tips

How to grow roses

Beginner’s Luck

Do you find it daunting to choose the perfect rose? Just listen to you heart, you will be surprised how easily you’ll fall in love

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landscaping concepts

Roses for small spaces

A single rose can be my garden!  You love roses but don’t have much space. No problem. There’s a saying, ‘A single rose can be

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Rose growing myths

Roses have been cherished and grown in gardens for very many generations. In some instances, the published or suggested advice has become outdated and is

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Grooming

Green Summer Pruning

January is the right time to green summer prune your rose bushes. Let Ludwig show you how easy it is to do in this short video!

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Wilt or thorn beetle

The capsized stems are tyopical of wilt or thorn beetle damage. The Wilt or Thorn beetle is able to cause considerable damage to the soft shoots

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White fly

Severe white fly damage to rose leaves. When: White fly infestations can occur from summer to autumn, but they are uncommon to settle on roses. Where: country

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Thrips

Thrips are a type of invisible plague to roses and many other ornamental and even fruit and vegetable plants! They can be tough customers to

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termites

Termites can attack a rose bush and ring bark it. The bark is eaten close to where the main stem comes out of the ground.

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Chafer beetles

If your rose bush looks anything like this, then Chafer beetles have been eating away at your leaves during the night. That is why one

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Bollworm

Caterpillars that chew holes and tunnels through your rose blooms are referred to as bollworms. A female moth lays her eggs onto the usually still

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EXHIBITING ROSES

by Ludwig Taschner Just like playing cricket, rugby, soccer, golf and tennis and taking cats, dogs, rabbits and doves to be judged in shows was

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Pernicious scale

Introduction Pernicious scale is a sedentary sucking insect that inserts its tiny, straw-like mouthparts into the bark of rose stems, weakening growth and reducing sap

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Rose Care

Spider Mite or Red Spider

Introduction Spider mites are small arachnids related to spiders and are common in hot and dry conditions. Roses under heat and drought stress are particularly

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Aphids

Koinor is a systemic, contact, suspension concentrate insecticide for the control of various pests on plants. Its active ingredient is: Imidacloprid (chloronicotinyl) 350g/ℓ. It is

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Grooming

Cutting & arranging roses

Cutting & arranging roses is easy. Ensuring a supply of rose blooms for home decoration is often a major incentive to gardeners to plant roses.

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Point System on exhibition roses

JUDGING ROSES form & size and substance of individual stem  30 pts Colour, freshness, brilliance and purity             30 pts Stem and foliage                                                  15

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Plant Nutrition and Chlorosis

Article of Plant Nutrition and Chlorosis by Ludwig Taschner The inexplicable chlorosis that often occurs with rose plants triggered off my thinking and a bit

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Koinor for control of thrips

KOINOR active ingredient is imidacloprid This synthetic derivative of nicotine is a systemic insecticide that translocates to all parts of the plant when applied as

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Grooming

Finger Pruning

Although finger pruning it is not a MUST it has so many benefits for Hybrid Tea bushes! It should be carried out on HT’s in

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Winter Pruning Aftercare

Aftercare Winter pruning stimulates root activity and sprouting of dormant eyes. The speed of development is partially dependent on temperature, but also on the water

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Spanish Garden Design

For Ludwig’s Roses by Emma Brown Beautiful pines, graceful ferns, and sun-soaked piazzas make the Spanish garden one of the most serene and blissful, crafted

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