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02:41PM, 20 Oct 2009
Answer: Spray the foliage regularly with Triforine, Ros...
Category: Roses
02:41PM, 20 Oct 2009
hello, should i remove all new growth-heaps- when i prune roses and spray with lime sulphur?a feed of seamung?

hi,only few sparse leaves left on roses,i know they have to be removed, but all are covered in new growth,very thick new growth..should i remove the new growth before pruning and spraying with lime sulphur?also should i give application of seamungus at pruning and should i mulch?regards,diana.

Submitted: 06:47PM, 11 Jul 2010
Answer: Diana,

You can either prune your roses now or wait till the end of this month before pruning. Because we have had frost in Sydney over the past couple of weeks, it might be worthwhile waiting till the end of July before pruning just in case we get another frost and the new growth may be harmed by it.

You should spray the bare stems of the roses with lime sulphur immediately after pruning. Pick up all the leaves that may have fallen on the ground and spray the ground around the roses with the lime sulphur to destroy fungal spores that are lingering in the soil.

You can certainly apply some fresh mulch around the base of the roses after pruning, keeping the mulch well away from the stems of the roses. From earlier Spring onwards, you can apply a rose fertiliser such as Dynamic Lifter for Roses ever 8 – 10 weeks up until Autumn.

Category: Roses
Answered: 12:24PM, 14 Jul 2010


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