Roses are very forgiving plants and will tolerate just about anything but with a little simple TLC, they will reward you with many magnificent blooms.
- Fertilise every 6 weeks from spring to mid-autumn with Sudden Impact for Roses.
- Use Yates Advanced Spray for Roses regularly in the warm months to control bugs and black spot.
- Water deeply at the base of the plants every few days
- Prune regularly in winter with clean secateurs, especially after flowering.
- Cut out all old twiggy/scraggly bits so you end up with about 4 or 5 strong outward facing stems.
- Cut on a slant above an outward facing bud.
- Spray the pruned bushes Lime Sulfur as per directions to kill off dormant fungal spores.
- Mulch the plants with cow manure and sugar cane mulch. Fertilise in Spring.
- Don’t compost the prunings – they go in the green waste bin.
- Cutting rose blooms for flower arrangements is good for the plants.
- Grow in full sun and feed regularly.
Bulbs are a spring favourite, but now is actually the time to buy them so you are fully prepared for spring flowering.
- Buy early to get the best selection.
- Store in a cool dry spot and plant out around Anzac Day for best results.
- Always plant Spring Bulbs in clumps (not lines) for best effect and plant twice the depth of the bulb in the ground (except Hyacinths).
- Always use Bulb Planting Mix for Potted Bulbs. Also dig some into the ground when planting out.
- Feed Bulbs with GardenGold at planting time and then use Yates Flower & Fruit fertiliser every few weeks.
- Contact your local IGC store today to learn about all of the other awesome winter perennial plants they have on offer.