Summer roses…

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Thursday 20 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

Roses in summer are almost unheard of for us! Admittedly the weather is far kinder than normal this year with temperatures, so far, well down on average, but even still, the effort put into the rosebeds seems to be paying off at last. Whilst not as dramatic as the spring collection, I’m still chuffed to bits (good phrase) on the amount of colour we have throughout summer.

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One change has been extensive and regular pruning, even now. Instead of just dead-heading every few days, I’ve opted for cutting much further down the stem, just above an outward leaf joint, which stimulates fast regrowth, yet prevents wastage of energy to normally very tall plants (that usually cannot sustain flowers as well).

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Not spectacular, but steady flowering is a summer bonus!

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Elsewhere, the white ground rose cuttings seemed to have transplanted ok. Within a year, I reckon there should be quite a floral covering there 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Summer roses…

  1. Gill McGrath says:

    They look brilliant! rain is trying to rot everything here!

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