It’s no surprise that the rose is Australia’s most popular ornamental flowering plant. There are not many gardens that wouldn’t contain at least one of these flowering beauties. The lure of the sweet fragrance on warm spring days is so strong, that it’s easy to find one more spot for the latest release rose.
Gardeners expect a lot from roses and as a consequence they need a little extra care at this time of the year to keep them at peak performance and ensure brilliant spring colour.
Retain water shoots on roses, don’t remove them. These long tall stems appear from the base of the plant, sport strong healthy foliage and grow taller than the existing plant. These strong shoots form the basis of next season’s framework and make next year’s pruning easy.