Planting bare-rooted roses


Winter is the time to plant bare rooted roses! Here are some easy steps to create a fabulous rose garden at your place.



……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Step 1: When you get your bagged rose home –
roses-plant

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Step 2: Proactive rose care
roses-protect

During winter, there are 2 important jobs which will reward you with healthier roses and more flowers during the warmer months.

1. Pruning – winter pruning, when the roses are leafless, is the ideal time to completely remove any dead stems (which are usually grey and brown), before cutting all the remaining healthy stems down to around knee height (apart from standard or ‘lollipop’ roses). Prune each stem to just above an outward facing bud.

2. Spraying - Spraying with Yates® Lime Sulfur – once the rose is pruned, it’s a great chance to spray with lime sulfur, which is a smelly but very effective way to help break the rose pest and disease cycle.

Used at the higher ‘winter rate’, Yates® Lime Sulfur will control powdery mildew and scale and also mites, which are lying in wait on rose stems during winter, ready to infect new spring foliage and flower buds. Breaking the pest and disease cycle during winter will help give the rose the best possible fresh start in spring.

Pruning Tip: If you live in a really cold area, delay pruning until August as pruning can stimulate new leaf growth which could be damaged by frosts.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Step 3: Feed your new roses
roses-feed

When new growth emerges in spring, its time to start feeding your roses. Feed your new roses each week with specially formulated Yates® Thrive® Natural Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food or Yates® Thrive® Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food .

Simply dilute 1-2 capfuls in a 9L watering can and apply over the plant and root zone.

Yates® Thrive® Natural Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food feeds your roses with natural ingredients from seaweed, blood & bone and fish meal, as well as fast acting nutrients including nitrogen (N) for healthy leaves, phosphorus (P) for stronger roots and an extra boost of potassium (K) for vibrant and prolific flowers.


…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Step 4: Protecting your roses
roses-control

From spring to autumn, pests like aphids, two-spotted mites, thrips, caterpillars and whitefly as well as diseases like black spot, powdery mildew and rust can quickly take hold, ruining flowers and affecting the health of your plant.

Dilute Yates® Rose Shield as per the directions and spray your roses at the first sign of insects or disease.

Yates® Rose Shield is an all in 1 insecticide, fungicide and miticide that will help control common pests and diseases on your rose.



So, put on your gardening gloves and let Yates® help you create a HEALTHY,BEAUTIFUL and BLOOMING rose garden.



jun18-rose-promo