General Requirements

Position to receive at least half a day (6 hours) of sun.

Keep plants moist before and after planting.

Do not plant around established tree and shrub roots.

Select a well-drained soil medium.

Water in well after planting and mulch soil surface.

Avoid rocky, coarse soils and badly drained soils, build up beds to improve drainage.

Avoid old rose beds unless new soil has been added. For mass effect spacing between bush roses can be as little as you like, but ideally 50cm apart.

PREPARATION

Prepare the soil a few weeks before planting with organic matter or well rotted compost.
 

WATERING

Water regularly via deep soaking especially after planting or watering foliage at night.
 

FEEDING

Use a well reputed balanced fertiliser and feed in September, December and late February.
 

PRUNING

Removing spent blooms will encourage more flowers.

Trim long growth to ensure good regrowth and more flowers.

Prune established plants in winter, removing dead branches and approximately 60% in height.