ROSE RAMBLER 31.08.2017 …
Hello dear rose friends on this last day of winter – I love it when publishing the Rose Rambler coincides with an ‘event’ such as this! Tomorrow is spring and we’ll all excitedly anticipate lush, healthy foliage sprouting all over our roses, soon there will be magnificently fragrant blooms again – it all just happens!
Or does it? Let Gra tell us what we should be doing NOW to ensure our roses are indeed spectacular this spring …
GRA’S GARBLE …
I’m a great believer in growing lots of diverse plant species in and around my rose garden – I grow lots of bulbs, mostly daffodils; silver-beet for my chooks (and my mother-in-law eats copious amounts of it which may well testify to her good health at 85 years young!), carrots, potatoes, beetroot; all sorts of seasonal veggies. Annual and perennial herbs which we use in our cooking flourish, as do the borders of annuals like pansies, petunias and lobelia.
When planting around your roses, be adventurous and the only rule is to ensure good air-circulation is maintained so don’t let companion plants cover the base of your roses.
Companion planting is beneficial to your soil by increasing microbes in the vicinity of plant roots and microbes linked to plants via networks of beneficial fungi will increase the availability of minerals and trace elements which are required to maintain health and vitality to ALL the plants; soil structure and water-holding capacity will be increased and earthworms will abound!
Q. How do you catch a unique rabbit? A. Unique up on it! (You sneak up on it)
THE ROSES ARE ALL POTTED…
Some serrated edged, some dull-matt grey/green … all really beautiful and fresh with the rose buds forming within this colourful display.
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To ensure this bounty of foliage stays lush and healthy, if you haven’t already done so, now is the time to fertilize the rose bushes! Timely also to start the organic spray maintenance program by mixing ALL these products to 10 litres of water:
1 teaspoon Eco-seaweed powder (or whatever ratio of your preferred seaweed)
¼ cup Eco-oil (insecticide)
¼ cup Eco-rose (fungicide)
Eco – Neem (add only if you have a massive outbreak of aphids or other insects!)
All the products we use and recommend are entirely natural and organically-certified. They are designed to assist Mother Nature when weather conditions or environmental variables occur that create an outbreak of pests/disease and can be used on your vegetables and fruit trees knowing that you can confidently harvest within hours of spraying!
NEVER SPRAY IF THE TEMPERATURE IS PREDICTED TO BE OVER 30 DEGREES! Morning application of the spray maintenance program is preferred because the stomata (pores) of the plant are open and very receptive to nutrient uptake … if time does not permit morning application, do it after dinner … just DO IT at least once a month so that you can enjoy the glory of beautiful, healthy roses with an abundance of flowers.
Q. What goes under your feet and over your head? A. A skipping rope.
Enjoy all the glory of spring in your garden and step out there, revel in the sunshine – pull a few weeds while they’re small and most definitely, plant a rose NOW – you’ll enjoy beautiful flowers from late October onwards!
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