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Growing Radiant Roses in WA


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12 November 2020

Roses are super performing plants and can deliver a flower show across 7 to 9 months of the year. Some of the blooms make brilliant-cut flowers, while others make a garden glow with colour. Many have enough perfume to knock you over. 

They come in many forms from ground covers to ramblers through to small trees and are usually long-lived plants, making beautiful living heirlooms to pass down through the generations.

Where to plant Roses 

A sunny spot south of the Tropic of Capricorn is a pretty good start. Roses can grow in light shade but it does tend to reduce their flowering performance. In either clay soils, gravel or sand, roses need a good dose of soil carbon to do their best.

How to plant Roses 

Add Baileys Soil Improver Plus before planting to help feed the soil, dig a hole twice the diameter and just slightly deeper that the pot. If planting in clay make the hole three times wider than the pot. 

Using the pot your rose came in as a measure, mix one pot full of Baileys Soil Improver Plus with an equal amount of excavated soil and backfill. If your soil is very sandy, improve first with Baileys Clay & Compost to improve nutrient and water holding capacity. If re-planting in a pot use a free draining mix like Baileys Premium Potting Mix.