Category Archives for Roses

Pruning Roses and Climbers

In the same way that human life needs water, food and a short back and sides, plants too need food and water, and some need regular pruning, especially roses and lavender. Pruning increases a plant’s strength, growth, form and beauty. … Continue reading

19. June 2013 by admin
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Growing Roses and Shrubs

For those who love roses and are faced with the same airless problem as I have in my town garden, patio roses on their own roots in tubs put into an open area of the garden to avoid the still … Continue reading

19. June 2013 by admin
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Rose Arches for the Garden

A gate of fragrant flowers It’s hard to imagine a better way to enter any garden than to step beneath a canopy of beautiful, aromatic roses. Train scented varieties around a free­standing arch to create a focal point in the … Continue reading

22. August 2011 by admin
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Discovering Roses

Roses There must be very few gardens worthy of the name in Western Europe which do not attempt to grow a rose or two. It is this same addiction to roses that still manifests itself in every ex-colonial hill station … Continue reading

11. May 2011 by admin
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Planning a Rose Garden

Planning a Rose Garden Soil You do not need a vast area to set up your rose garden: you could, if necessary, get a striking display from a border. All you need is a fairly sunny position, well drained and … Continue reading

30. April 2011 by admin
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Rose Garden Preparation and Accompanying Plants

Selecting the Right Rose A healthy rose should last fifteen to twenty years or more, given reasonable conditions, so it is well worthwhile making sure you buy good quality roses to start with. Look for at least three strong shoots … Continue reading

30. April 2011 by admin
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Old Shrub Roses

The Old Shrub Rose We still have with us over a hundred of the old-type species rose, and these are always catalogued and named with the prefix Rosa. They were, broadly, the first of the cultivated roses, but cultivated in … Continue reading

29. April 2011 by admin
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Hybrid Teas and Floribundas

Hybrid Teas and Floribundas The difference between these two, broadly, is that the hybrid teas are more or less pointed. Blooms growing singly on a stem; the floribundas, borne in clusters, are somewhat flatter in shape and tend to flower … Continue reading

29. April 2011 by admin
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History of the Rose

History of the Rose The rose has a history as long and confusing as life itself. Fossilized remains, estimated at more than three million years old, are said to have been of Rosa damascena, the damask rose. But some historians … Continue reading

29. April 2011 by admin
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Roses – Old and New

Roses – Old and New The universal favourites Shakespeare was, of course, absolutely correct when he declared that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. The only doubt is whether whatever other name it had would roll … Continue reading

28. April 2011 by admin
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