Because of their natural beauty, which is considered indescribable, the delicate but saturated colors and the beguiling fragrance, roses are called the noblest flowers in the world. The rose has been known since antiquity as the "queen of flowers", certainly with full justification, because it has no competition in terms of natural beauty. But she needs to be properly cared for, so that every year from the end of May she gives us her beautifully shaped and wonderfully fragrant flowers. An important part of the rose care is the annual pruning. If you want to decorate your garden with some rose bushes or care for roses in the pot, you can benefit from the following care tips. These are very specific and can be considered as the basic rules of the rose care. Then we go over to the topic of cutting roses, because the right pruning leads to the flowers. Stay tuned to learn more!
Red roses delight eyes and soul and decorate the garden.
- Maintaining roses properly - what should you pay attention to in any case?
Care tip # 1 : Before you plant your rose cuttings, you need to find the right location for them in the garden. As you know, the roses love the sun, so you have to choose a sunny and breezy location for these natural beauties. It has to be full sun for 5-6 hours a day, but partial shade is also well tolerated. The roses prefer a loamy and humus-rich soil, which can be easily loosened up.
Every garden friend wishes for such a flower splendor!
Care Tip # 2: Pour the roses once or twice a week, but watch out when watering: do not pour directly on the leaves and best early in the morning. Please never pour during strong sunlight, then the rose petals will burn. Enrich the earth with rose fertilizers so that the roses get enough nutrients. The experts recommend using organic and mineral fertilizers specifically for roses, in March / April and then after the first flowering in June / July. So your plant can continue to bloom vigorously.
Remove regularly withered flowers.
Care tips # 3: Take care of the leaf health of roses in the summer. These charming flowers are easily susceptible to disease. On their leaves, leafy fungi such as rose rust, mildew or star soot develop and destroy the foliage. To avoid this, you need to properly water and fertilize the roses.
Cut roses - this is usually done in late winter!
- Cutting roses - when and how do you do that?
In principle, a lot is written about cutting the roses. Logically, this raises the question of why pruning is so important? We have the answer ready for you. First, the best time to cut roses in the last winter week, at the latest in early spring. This will make a lot of difference. On the one hand, the plant is rejuvenated in this way and its growth is stimulated. On the other hand, you give the roses plenty of free space so that they can freely develop new shoots. As is known, old, frozen, damaged shoots are cut. So the flower can continue to grow healthy. When cutting roses it depends on the right approach. The professionals always cut the roses over an outwardly growing eye. Cut vigorous and healthy shoots 15 to 25 cm above the ground. Old, woody or weak branches are removed.
Weak branches are severely cut back.
After pruning you have to wait 4 to 6 weeks for new shoots to grow. These then develop quickly and soon you will have beautiful and fragrant flowers. The attached video clearly shows how to cut roses:
A rose cut is also possible in summer.
Then the rose drives out again and presents you with new flowers.
Follow the care tips and notes on roses described here and look forward to beautiful rose petals and their unmistakable aroma throughout the summer. That wishes you the Trendomat editorship!
Do not forget, roses have thorns!