Since ancient times, the rose is considered the emblem of love and the standard of beauty. It is called the queen of flowers and rightly so. The huge variety of garden roses that currently exists is entirely due to the long and assiduous work of breeders who, by crossing, achieved unusual forms, frost-resistant and remontant varieties. What could be more beautiful than rambling rose pleach or flowering shrubs planted along the paths in your summer cottage?
Immediately after the seedlings of roses have been planted, it is necessary to provide them with regular abundant watering in the evening or morning time. Watering should be careful under the root of the seedling, avoiding outwashing the roots and watering the aboveground part. Daily watering is carried out till complete rootage of the plant, in the future it is enough to water once a week.
Every month you need to loosen the ground under a bush very carefully, trying not to damage the immature root system. With the onset of cold weather, the soil around the rose is compacted.
When spring roses are planted, pruning of seedlings is done in advance, and in case of planting in the fall, shoots are pruned next spring, leaving about five of the strongest. Climbing roses do not need pruning.
In the first summer, all the buds are removed from the rose bush so that the plant sprouts correctly, otherwise the rose simply cannot provide itself with all the necessary substances adequately. But do not remove the leaves when cutting buds – they are still useful for photosynthesis. And make sure that pests do not appear on the leaflets.
Summer care for roses resolves into weeding, occasional loosening of the soil, watering and fertilizing. The roses require abundant watering, but infrequent, otherwise the root system of plants will start developing close to the surface of the soil, and it can be easily damaged when loosening. On average, five liters of water is enough for one rose bush irrigation, but if it is a climbing rose, then it may take up to fifteen liters. It is not recommended to use cold and chlorinated water. You will understand that there is not enough water for roses by small, quickly fading flowers.