Roses are very difficult and demanding crops to grow. Roses, for example, love space. Firstly, a separate plant is not constrained and attracts attention, and secondly, crowding on the windowsill contributes to the defeat of roses by diseases and pests. Roses require compliance with regimes, and if you cannot comply with them, then your rose will live on the strength of a year. Roses do not tolerate dry air and high temperatures, especially in winter, because of this, the leaves become smaller, dry and crumble, buds do not form or flowering is short. Roses love when the soil breathes, so you need to loosen the soil in the pot more often …
Reproduction and transplantation of roses
The best time to root cuttings is June, July, not spring. During these months, the cuttings take root quickly. Moreover, many young roses bloom in August - September. But in winter, a lot of these roses die, since their root system is still small and weak. In addition, the shoots and wintering buds, which will have to bloom in spring, do not have time to ripen well. Spring cuttings (March - April) are much more difficult to root, but these cuttings are more prepared for the first winter. With proper care, they are strong, have a well-developed root system and do not die during the winter …
Diseases and pests of roses
I must say that many diseases primarily affect young and weakened plants, the plants for which are not carefully and not properly looked after.
Powdery mildew (caused by fungi of the genus Oidium, Sphaeroteca, Microsphaera, etc.) is a common fungal disease. This disease not only weakens and depresses the plant, but also often leads to death. It appears in a characteristic white (like flour) bloom on the leaves, mainly on the upper side, then on the stems and buds. A poorly ventilated room, excess fertilization and overcrowding of plants contribute to the disease. Control measures. In diseased plants, the affected shoots, leaves, buds are removed, the plant is treated with basezol, topaz, etc.
One of the most common. This rose is not demanding. It bushes well and blooms profusely, the flowers are odorless. The flowers are medium in size, semi-double, in color from red to dark red. Bengal red rose does not lose leaves for the winter and can winter in rooms, flowering can continue until the New Year (but artificial lighting may be needed) Resistant to powdery mildew. It does not tolerate short and medium pruning, it can die if you cut it too much, so only weak or diseased shoots are cut off from it …
How to care for roses: after purchase and in winter. How to deal with a tick and other growing secrets.
Roses are loved by everyone both in bouquets and on window sills, but how often those who have taken up their cultivation and breeding face problems. There are many questions, but there are three, the answers to which are of interest to everyone:
How do you fight a tick on roses;
How do you winter roses;
What do you do with the rose you just bought.
We conducted a survey among flower growers who have been growing roses for several years, and here are the answers …
Roses at home, personal cultivation experience
After buying a plant, I try to immediately (or within a week) transfer the plant to a slightly larger pot. The pot must necessarily have drainage holes. At the bottom of the pot I pour drainage (small or medium expanded clay) with a layer of 2.5 - 3 cm. I take the soil purchased (I try to choose a special one for roses, or a universal flower one. I prefer Vermion or Seliger Agro). I pour some soil into the pot, then I take the rose out of the purchased pot (without destroying the earthy lump) and put this "lump" in a new pot, so that the purchased layer of earth is slightly below the level of the new pot …