Seasonal Rose Care Calendar
A quick guide for rose care.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that this is not to be used as a complete guide. The following information is a general rose care guide only. Due to Australia’s vast climatic variations, seasonal tasks may vary to the following list. For specific information we advise contacting your local rose societies.
- View our fertilising roses guide for more information, click here.
- Water frequently.
- As summer is often a very dry, hot season across Australia, watering your roses correctly and frequently is vital to keeping your roses alive and healthy through the tough conditions.
- This is especially important for potted roses and roses planted in spring.
- View our rose watering guide for more information, click here.
- Spray regularly.
- Pests such as spider mite are very common in hot dry weather.
- Spray regularly to prevent pests or diseases rather than treating them after they have become present on your plants.
- If there are pests are present on your plants, spray at first sign and perform a follow up spray a few days later.
- Remember to always use ecofriendly or organic sprays where possible. There are plenty on the market and many home remedies that have been proven to work.
- Dead head.
- Dead heading is the process of removing spent flowers. Old flowers left on the bush will begin to turn into hips and seeds, taking up most of the plant’s energy. The removal of spent flowers encourages more blooms to grow, maximising flower production. Snap or cut off the flower where the first leaflets are found.
- Prune once flowering roses, such as Albertine, banksia roses and some heritage roses.
- Continue to tie up and train climbing varieties. Remember to keep the canes as horizontal as possible to encourage flower production.
- Cut back any die back and spindly growth.
- Top up garden beds with mulch where necessary.
- View our rose mulching guide for more information, click here.
- Visit Treloar Roses Display Garden.
- We encourage visitors to our farm to be inspired by the magnificent display garden which showcases over 200 rose varieties. When visiting us, ensure you book a farm tour on our Bloomin’ Bus. The garden looks its best from mid-November to April.
- View more information on visiting us and our display garden, click here.