Was wondering what to do to get roses
ready for winter? I have had roses
for two years now, but we have heavy clay soil, so one is in a container. Also, we get loads of rain in winter...this spring
, I spent the better half of the growing
season pruning away dead and dying canes and mulching with manure and compost and trying to fight blackspot!!!
So, eventuallly, this worked...but now...I don't know what to do to stop this from happening again??? I have seen that there are systemic rose
treatments, but don't know when to use them, if they will burn the plants
, or what to do to make my roses
really healthy and enjoy the growing
season rather than make up for lack of knowledge. I know now that clay soil is terrible for roses
, but I got a wonderful showing this summer, so the roots must have found the "good" soil and we must have dug past the "hard pan"...so now, I just need to take better care and precautions to keep them strong!
Any rose growing
experts who have any advice at all would really help!!!