Roses are one of the most popular flowers in the world, but they are rather difficult to grow in England. The, shall we say, unique (i.e. cold) weather of the country turns growing roses into a major challenge. However, it is still possible to encourage great rose growth if you follow these simple guidelines.
First of all, you need to know when to plant them. We suggest in late autumn when the leafs start to fall. Why? This lets your buds settle in and get some water to survive the harshness of winter. During the spring melt, your roses should get more than enough water to start growing.
Here’s a few tips on planting to help streamline the process:
Dig a hole at least twice the width of the roots to give them enough room to grow
Put the rose bud directly in the center of the hole
Carefully fill the hole back in with soil, removing large rocks to the roots safe from damage
Push a small stick into the soil above each bud to note where they are located
Pour at least 20-30 centimeters of organic matter on top of the oil after planting to help encourage your roses to grow.
Spacing between the roses doesn’t matter a whole lot, but I suggest at least five or six inches to keep them from getting too stuck together
Wait through the winter and spring and check in the middle of the melting season to see your flowers start to break through the soil surface. Once they start growing, carefully water them whenever the soil is dry to make sure they are healthy. The soil should be pretty damp, but without pools of water on the surface.
Trim your roses as necessary to promote even better growth and a wider spread. In this way, you should create healthy and full rose bushes that will last for decades.