Our garden is an extra bit of space when the house is full and an outdoor space that is so valuable to us all. If you are looking to refresh the look of your garden, planting and growing roses is an excellent choice.
Autumn is full of promise, the leaves are falling, the colours are changing and there is a clean crispness in the air that welcomes the new season. Autumn is the perfect time to plant roses that you can enjoy once the weather starts warming up again in the spring.
Why Are They So Popular?
Roses are associated with celebrations, romance and happiness. They are classic, beautifully perfumed and are available in a variety of stunning colours.
What Can You Do To Help Them Thrive?
These flowers have longevity, they can last for years if they are nurtured and cared for.
Location – Roses love sunlight and should have around 6 hours of it a day. Make sure you are not planting them in the shade otherwise they will never flourish.
The Foundation – The soil must be high quality and rich, the mulch should be coarse which can reduce diseases such as fungal spread.
Watering – Apply water directly to the soil; never make the soil too wet or let it go too dry, consistency and balance are key.
Pruning and Identification – During pruning, make sure you remove any dead or damaged growths; this will encourage healthier growth. Keep an eye on the plants as detecting pests and rot early will help stop the spread and eliminate the problem.
There are tens of thousands of different types of roses and much more hybrid breeds also; it can feel overwhelming to choose the one that most suits you and your garden. There are so many variations of roses that can be explored.
It is the most popular one. The large, single flower sits neatly at the top of the long stem.
In complete contrast to the Hybrid Tea, the Floribunda produces a cluster of flowers that bloom throughout the summer months, multiplying as they grow.
Ramblers and climbers
Both very similar in style; the only difference is their growing methods. The Climbers tend to grow and repeat their buds all summer long, while the Rambler grows just once in the middle of summer.
Thriving in the summer, these roses are bold, large and modern in style. With thorny stems and unique petals, a cluster of these around the garden is a joy.
Did You Know…?
- They represent passion, purity and love
- They are actually edible and make an excellently flavoured herbal tea
- Smelling roses calms the nerves and reduces stress and anxiety
- They are more than just aesthetically beautiful flowers; they are the main ingredient in rose water
- They are a source of Vitamin C
- They have huge cultural significance from associations with Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of love and beauty, a symbolic representation of the Virgin Mary to the most received flower on St. Valentine’s Day.
Roses will help your garden look stunning. Simply follow our guide or contact us today if you need help.