Garden Roses

  • Roses – Pruning tips

    Follow our pruning steps if you want abundant of healthy flowers like this during the summer months. When to prune: Prune during the end of winter when you do not expect severe cold conditions. Do not prune when the soil is wet (Cutting zones will die back if pruning takes place when the soil is […]

  • Herfswenke vir die roostuin

    Besproei die plante slegs in die oggend en maak seker dat geen water in die middag op die blare gespuit word nie. Indien die blare gedurende die herfs se koel nagte nat is kan Donsige skimmel (Downey mildew) ontwikkel. Donsige skimmel kan plante nou ‘n groot terugslag gee met die gevolg dat die plante volgende […]

  • Garden roses-Red Spider Mite

    Red Spider Mite – a problem during the dry hot summer months    Visual symptoms of Red Spider Mite damage: Webs on the leaves and flowers and grey colors on the leaves. General The presence of Red Spider Mite in garden roses is one of the major disease related problems during the dry and hot […]

  • Onkruiddoderskade by rose

    Roosplante is uiters gevoeilg vir sistemiese onkruiddoders. Selfs indien hierdie middels slegs in die nabye omgewing en nie direk op die plante gespuit word, kan ernstige groeiremming en groeiafwykings voorkom. Enkele druppels sistemiese onkruiddoders wat deur die wind na roosplante gedra word kan permanente beskadiging veroorsaak. Indien sistemiese onkruiddoders direk op roosplante gespuit word, sal […]

  • Botrytis

    Botrytis is transmitted when the light intensity is low and the humidity high. Symptoms Black or brown spots on petals. Die back of soft stems. Die back from wounds caused by harvesting or pruning.    Control Do not harvest rose stems more than a centimetre above an eye (die back will occur if harvested too […]

  • Spray program for the big rose garden

    This is a preventative program designed to combat most of the pests that commonly occur on roses. The chemicals used to compile this program have proved to be compatible with each other and safe (for the plant) within reason if used in the right sequence and at our recommended dosage rates. However, other factors may […]

  • Iceberg – The most popular garden rose

    Floribunda (bush/standard 60 – 90cm) A never-ending display of white flowers, needing very little care – this makes the Iceberg the most popular garden rose. Small, pointed buds are borne in clusters; pure white; vigorous and extremely prolific; bushy growth. One of the most important bedding roses because of its abundant flowering, growth habit and […]

  • Post harvest treatment of roses

    Sterilize vase by washing with a disinfectant such as bleech. Fill the clean vase with lukewarm water and add flower food. Homemade Flowerfood Take 2 litres of clean water and add: 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons bleach 1 tablespoon vinegar Cut approximately 3cm from the base of each stem at an angle using a sharp […]

  • Thrips

    High populations of thrips are promoted by a mild winter and a sunny spring. Symptoms: Thrips are tiny brown or black insects (approximately 1 mm in length) and are most often found between the petals of the flowers. Their mouthparts pierce plant surfaces causing browning of petals and distortion of flowers. Leaves are distorted and […]

  • Roses – Soft Pinching

    A method to increase flower production and to ensure that you have flowers throughout the season Soft pinching of the first growth following winter pruning will ensure that you have roses throughout the season and will increase the production of flowers. How and when to do the pinch: The stem is pinched (break the stem […]

  • Kroongal by tuinrose

    Kroongal is ‘n bakterie wat deur besmette plante oorgedra word. Besmetting wys gewoonlik as galle wat naby die grondoppervlak of op snyvlakke voorkom. Plante wat besmet is se groei word swakker namate die plant ouer word. Voorkoming en beheer van kroongal: Inspekteer plante deeglik voor aankoop en maak seker dat plante wat aangekoop word nie […]

  • Bush Roses – Pruning tips

    When to prune: Prune during the end of winter when you do not expect severe cold conditions. Do not prune when the soil is wet. Prune while eyes are dormant and before they start to develop. Dead wood: Remove all the old dead wood. Where to prune: Cut all the stems back to the lowest […]