Roses are coming

Roses are coming

During early spring, roses are awakening from their winter slumber and preparing for a spectacular floral display. Whether you’ve just planted a new rose during winter or have had a favourite rose (or two) in your garden for years, spring is the time to set roses up for a fantastic season of healthy growth and masses of flowers.

Here’s your easy spring rose care plan:


Aphid Control

Aphids are one of the main pests to look out for on young rose leaf growth and flower buds. Aphids can occur in their dozens (or hundreds!) and feast on the delicious sweet rose sap. Left unchecked, aphids deplete roses of valuable nutrients and plant sugars as well as causing new leaves to deform. Aphids can also transmit plant viruses. So, it’s important to control aphids in spring before they cause damage. Applying Yates® Rose Gun® over new rose foliage and flower buds every two weeks will help keep aphids under control and your roses protected.

Spring feeding

To promote healthy leaf and stem growth and encourage lots of blooms in garden and potted roses, sprinkle some Yates Thrive® Natural Roses & Flowers Organic Based Pelletised Plant Food around each rose. It contains a blend of 50% organic rich Yates Dynamic Lifter®, boosted with fast acting nutrients, including potassium, for abundant flowers. To help retain soil moisture, apply a layer of mulch, such as bark chips, over the root zone, keeping the mulch a few centimetres away from the stem to allow for good air flow.

Caterpillar Control

The fabulous rose blooms that you’ve been waiting patiently for are also being eagerly anticipated by some very hungry caterpillars. Caterpillars can chew through and into rose buds as well as eating leaves. Control these destructive caterpillars by spraying roses thoroughly every 2 weeks, including the undersides of foliage where caterpillars often hide, with Yates Rose Gun.

Beginner gardening tips

In addition to controlling aphids and caterpillars, Yates Rose Gun will also control other common pests of roses, such thrips, whitefly and two-spotted mites, as well as dreaded rose diseases like black spot, powdery mildew and rust. So, with Yates Rose Gun, you don’t need to be a rose expert to know how to protect your roses!

Possums eating your roses? 

Possums love nibbling on new rose shoots and buds. Protect your roses from possum damage by regularly spraying the plants with Yates Possum Repellent.

Related Products

Yates Rose Gun Black Spot & Insect Killer

All in one insecticide, fungicide and miticide for controlling pests & diseases on roses and ornamental plants.

Yates Premium Potting Mix

A premium potting mix, ideal for all potted plants and shrubs, including ornamentals, fruit trees, vegies and herbs.

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