How to

Create a bed of roses

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Roses are everyone’s favourites and they’re great plants for beginners because they’re so easy to care for. Here’s how:

  1. Choose a spot that gets sun for most of the day.
  2. Improve soil before planting by digging in lots of organic compost or manure.
  3. Water well to settle the rose into its new home.
  4. Protect roses from pests (like aphids) by applying Nature’s Way Citrus & Ornamental Spray and diseases (such as black spot) by spraying regularly with Yates Rose Shield Insect & Disease Spray.
  5. Because they have so much growing and flowering to do, roses need to be well fed. Yates Dynamic Lifter Advanced for Roses combines organic goodies with extra nutrients to make sure roses get all they need. Feed every six weeks while the roses are growing (that’s when they have leaves).
  6. Prune rose in the depths of winter. Immediately after pruning, spray with Yates Lime Sulphur to clean up pests and disease and give the roses a pest-free start for the new season.


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