ROSE RAMBLER 31ST AUGUST, 2017

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. What does a baby bird become after it is three days old?  A. Four days old!

You can pretty much turn your back on the rose garden once you’re done – however, if you water over the entire garden with ECO-SEAWEED solution once a fortnight, you’ll set the roses up to be healthy and hardy during the forthcoming expected hot summer – they’ll enjoy heat tolerance of between 3-5 degrees – that’s significant when you consider how hot our summer sun can be!

Q. How do you catch a unique rabbit?  A.  Unique up on it!  (You sneak up on it) 

THE ROSES ARE ALL POTTED…

into magnificent coir fibre medium and bursting forth with a delightful display of all the various colours of their foliage.
Some glossy and light green, SOUL MATE

  

The stunning dark almost black red, THANK YOU

  

The dark greens, REMEMBER ME

 

Some serrated edged, some dull-matt grey/green … all really beautiful and fresh with the rose buds forming within this colourful display.

END OF WINTER / START OF SPRING CELEBRATION

ENJOY ONE, TWO OR ALL THREE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED
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TODAY, 31ST AUGUST UNTIL NEXT ROSE RAMBLER, 7TH SEPTEMBER
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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!

Cheers from us all here at SILKIES ROSE FARM, Clonbinane
Within 500 metres of the CLONBINANE INTERCHANGE
on the Hume Freeway, 60 kms north of Melbourne
and open every FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY and MONDAY
9 – 4 PM – PH. 03 5787 1123 …

*Terms & Conditions apply. Promotion valid from 31st August, 2017 – 7th September 2017 11.30am. Not to be used in conjunction with other offers. Not applicable to standard roses.

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