When purchasing any rose bush, bear in mind that roses need a minimum of 4 to 6 hours of sunlight daily. It’s vitally important that you select a spot in your garden that is exposed to sufficient sunlight.
Once you have selected your rose bush, dig a hole at least twice the depth of the plastic bag. After removing the bag, place the rose bush into the hole. It’s recommended that you use a mixture of Rose Starter and a handful of bonemeal. Fill the balance of the hole with the rose starter / bone meal mix.
Soak the newly planted rose with at least 10 litres of water. Roses thrive on water, so remember to water your roses at least 3 times a week. It’s important that the soil drains well, as roses don’t like ‘wet feet’. The root systems of the roses requires air in the soil to breathe. Water-logged soil can actually drown your rose.
To encourage flowering, roses need to be fed. Our preferential fertilisers for roses are 3.1.5 slow release, Vigorosa, 8.1.8 and Atlantic All Purpose. Roses should be fed monthly with any one of the above fertilisers. Fertiliser can be applied on the top and watered in. Never throw fertiliser against the stem of your rose, as this can burn and even kill your rose bush.