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How to Look After Your Roses

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1. Ensure plenty of sunlight.
Roses thrive on direct sunlight. For best results, a minimum of four hours of direct sunlight is recommended.
However, even when planted against a north wall (meaning no direct sunlight) roses can still perform well.

3. Avoid very exposed, windy sites.
Strong winds can cause the base of the rose to loosen in the soil. This will result in your rose rocking in the wind
which will lead to it growing at an angle, which in extreme cases will kill it. To prevent this, ensure you follow
our planting instructions. If you find this problem with a rose you already have, make sure you firm the soil
around it. In some cases, a stake may be necessary.

Roses are extremely versatile and hardy plants that can be planted in a variety of positions and locations in the garden. When selecting a planting location, we recommend you consider the following points to ensure the rose thrives:

As a guide, we recommend watering the following amount per rose each time you water:
• Shrub roses – 5 litres
• Climbing roses – 10 litres
• Rambling roses – 10 litres
• Standard tree roses – 10 litres
• Roses in pots – 5 litres

All roses appreciate being fed, particularly our repeat-flowering English Roses. If you wish to get the most out of your roses we always recommend feeding.

For the best results, we recommend two annual feeds:
Late-March/April at the beginning of the growing season.
Late July after the first bloom cycle has finished, promoting stronger repeat flowering.

For the best results, we recommend using a specific rose fertiliser. Available inside.
How to feed:
Simply sprinkle Rose Food around the base of each rose (see packaging for full instructions).

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