Roses

The UK's favorite flower, it being a woody perennial often spiky shrub producing often fragrent flowers in yellow, white, pink and red More details.

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Plant and its origin

Roses are woody perennial flowering plants of the Rosacea’s family. There are over a hundred species of roses in the world. Most of these species are frim Asia, but some of are from Europe, North America, and North-West Africa.
Roses are an ancient flower, with the first ones having flourished 35 million years ago.

Planting and caring

The first thing to do before planting your rose is choosing an area that receives plenty of sunlight, at least 50% of the day in the sun is recommended.
One of the great things about growing roses is that they are not difficult about the soil, and can survive in most soil types.
However, roses are known for their big appetite, so you preferably want to use an NPK fertiliser to make sure they are receiving all the nutrients they need.  Toprose Gold is a well balanced feed that has the additional benefit of seaweed extract, a biostimulant that helps the rose to make the most of the nutrient.  This means greener foliage, and brighter, bigger and longer lasting blooms.
Finally, leave space around the rose as it will reduce the chances of diseases on their leaves.

With the caring of roses, the most important thing to remember is to water it correctly, about 2 inches per week.

Disease

Unfortunately, the rose is susceptible to bothered number of diseases . The most common ones that affect the rose garden are:

  • blackspot
  • mildew
  • rust

Did you know?

  • Greeks and Romans grew them for both outside and inside decoration.

It was used as a symbol for Venus, the Goddess of Love, because of its heart shape and red colour.