Preparing Roses for Spring

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Preparing Roses for Spring

Post by Izhar » October 22nd, 2015, 10:06 am

So gardening mates, this is the time for preparing your roses for a great display in spring season. This is the last week of October and the weather has started cooling down during night and morning..

Tasks for October:
  • 1. Do a good hoeing and tilling of your rose bed (6-8 inches depth) or if they are in pots then 2-4 inches (depending upon the size). Leave for a day to dry up.
    2. Remove the upper 4 inch soil of rose bed and 2 inches if in pots.
    3. Make a mix of the following materials:
    a- Well rotted manure, it MUST be bad-odour free and moist ratio= 50%
    b- Cotton seed cake, soak in water for 2-3 hours ratio= 30%
    c- Fish meal ratio= 10%
    d- Blood meal ratio= 5%
    e- Bone meal ratio= 5%
    The cotton seed cake is easily available at cattle/dairy feed shops, Fish meal/Blood meal/Bone meal is available from poultry/birds feed shop.
    However, if these things are not available, you can use only the manure.
    4. Mix this mixture in the upper 4-2 inches of your rose bed and pots and level up.
    5. Now, remove all the dead leaves and dead canes.
    6. Slightly prune the branches (1/4th of the total bush/plant)
    7.Water it generously
    8. Buy a general purpose pesticide, miticide. Spray weekly if there are no pests. (Pesticide e.g. Movento, Karate, Polytrin-C, Confidor: Miticide e.g. Oberon, Unique–M)
    9. If there are pests then spray every second day until all the pests are removed.
    10. When the new leaf growth starts, use water soluble NPK for spraying twice a week.
We shall be pruning heavily in mid November. So what are you doing for your roses???

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Re: Preparing Roses for Spring

Post by hnasir » October 24th, 2015, 10:04 am

.. Hoping they survive :cry:

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Re: Preparing Roses for Spring

Post by muhammadimran7 » October 24th, 2015, 10:31 pm

nice guide izhar bhai

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Re: Preparing Roses for Spring

Post by muhammadimran7 » October 24th, 2015, 10:41 pm

nice guide izhar bhai

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Re: Preparing Roses for Spring

Post by Usama » October 25th, 2015, 12:28 am

I dont get it Izhar bhai.? Light pruning at this time will promote new growth. This new growth will have a hard time enduring the upcoming harshness of winter. Please clarify this confusion. Why are we promiting new growth at this time?

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Re: Preparing Roses for Spring

Post by Izhar » October 25th, 2015, 5:20 pm

Usama, I was told that frost time in your region is from mid December to mid Jan... October pruned shrubs will be strong enough... However, I made this post according to my region, so November pruning will not be recommended..


what is your opinion?? also let us discuss soil enrichment technique... a better nourishing soil will support good blooms...

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Re: Preparing Roses for Spring

Post by Izhar » October 26th, 2015, 12:24 pm

This is one potted rose I have, I have removed the upper 2 inches of soil and pruned it.... the top dressing will contain Blood meal 5%, Neem Cake 5%, Cotton seed cake 10% and Well rotted manure 80%:

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Re: Preparing Roses for Spring

Post by Usama » October 29th, 2015, 1:57 am

Izhar wrote:Usama, I was told that frost time in your region is from mid December to mid Jan... October pruned shrubs will be strong enough... However, I made this post according to my region, so November pruning will not be recommended..


what is your opinion?? also let us discuss soil enrichment technique... a better nourishing soil will support good blooms...
I am a beginner when it comes to roses. I do a simple thing. Remove dead wood and cross over stems all year round. Hard prune in winter.

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Re: Preparing Roses for Spring

Post by Izhar » October 29th, 2015, 10:11 am

Usama, you should enrich the soi before pruning with manure and other stuff... when do you prune your shrubs and how much you prune i.e. how much %age of total shrub is removed??

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Re: Preparing Roses for Spring

Post by Usama » November 2nd, 2015, 12:47 am

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This is an interesting read. What i follow is careful removal of a few branches and shortening of others to half or less.

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