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how many weeks should you allow to prune roses to time of flowering for a garden wedding - 15th September

my daughter is getting married on our acreage and i would like the roses to flower on 15th September - Mackay , North Queensland

Submitted: 11:02AM, 06 Jul 2012
Answer: Hi Ron,

It is a lovely time when planning a wedding and I can understand you wanting your garden looking ‘just right’ for the occasion.

Trying to pick the exact time your roses are likely to flower is a little tricky. By all means give your roses their winter prune now. Once the weather starts to warm up, you will notice new shoots appearing and I am sure your roses will power on from then. To ensure that they do so, in early spring, or in your case, seeing you are in Queensland, you could apply a good quality rose fertiliser e.g. Dynamic Lifter of Roses, in August. You will then have a good six weeks before the wedding for that fertiliser to work and hopefully produce the rose buds you want to appear.

Lets hope it will be an early spring and your roses will reward you with lots of early blooms. I trust you will have a truly wonderful day for the wedding

Answered: 12:46PM, 09 Jul 2012

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