A beginner's guide: Tips for growing roses

A beginner's guide to growing roses

Roses are one of the most loved flowers around the world. Learn how to grow your own in your garden with these easy tips. 

Woman blooming roses
Woman blooming roses/ iStock

Roses are not only beautiful, but also offer great scents. 

They are some of the best gifts you can give to your loved ones. 

Roses come in different colours and they light up every room they are placed in. 

They also work well with other flowers and are easy to grow. 

They can live for a long time if you take good care of them. 

Below are tips to help you take good care of roses in your garden: 

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- Roses need to be planted in any soil that is well-drained and rich in organic matter. 

- Roses do best when they are protected from the hot afternoon sun, yet they need to be planted in a sunny position. They should receive six to eight hours of sunlight daily.

- When it comes to watering, roses must be watered according to the season. In the late spring and summer, it is recommended that you water them with at least 15 litres per week. In early Spring and Autumn, they can be watered twice per week with 10 litres per week as the maximum and in Winter you can water them with five litres per week at least once a week. 

- When it comes to fertilising, you can fertilise once a month. 

- They need to be pruned towards the end of July to stimulate new growth and prolific flowering. 

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