Rooting for ROSES
WOMAN'S WEEKLY|November 16 - 23, 2021 (Double Issue)
Dreaming of blooms in June? Start planting now
CHRIS MORLEY

Bare all

From now until February is the perfect time to plant bare-root roses. The widest choice is via mail order and prices are often more competitive than container-grown plants. Best of all, if planted now, your roses will be ready to flower in summer. To prevent roots from drying out, get them in the ground as soon as they arrive. Alternatively, store them in a bucket of moist compost until you’re ready to plant.

Patio queens

Low-growing bushy roses make a fabulous focal point spilling out of containers on a sunny patio, path or porch. Fill a pot (at least 20-30cm deep) in peat-free, soil-based compost and feed once a week in the growing season. For healthy, abundant blooms, place your roses where they catch the sun for at least half the day.

‘Queen Mother’ AGM A rounded form with soft pink, semi-double, lightly fragrant flowers. 45cm high.

‘Designer Sunset’ Lightly scented salmon pink flowers with flushes of yellow, red and cream. 50cm high.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM WOMAN'S WEEKLYView All
RELATED STORIES

The Illusionist

Classically-trained artist Julia Albo uses the power of observation to create three-dimensionality on a flat surface

2 mins read
International Artist
December 2021 - January 2022

Off the Board

Animals come to life in intricate detail through the boldness and versatility of Melissa Helene’s scratchboard art

4 mins read
International Artist
August - September 2021

Biophilia

MASTER PAINTERS OF THE WORLD

3 mins read
International Artist
August - September 2021

The indoor garden

Wintertime is when house plants and the benefits they bring really come to the fore, says Anne Swithinbank, as she selects a range of examples for every need

6 mins read
Amateur Gardening
January 15, 2022

Make every space WORK HARDER

Upcycling, storage and display ideas to make kids’ rooms more stylish and easier to tidy

1 min read
Style at Home
February 2022

I'VE SEEN A RHINO CRY

He became a wildlife vet by chance – now Johan is an expert in treating rhinos and it’s become his passion to save endangered species

5 mins read
YOU South Africa
13 January 2022

HERO TO ZERO

Embrace low-waste living with Eilidh Weir’s

3 mins read
Mollie Makes
Issue 138

Potatoes five ways

We put spuds to the test by growing them using five different methods to reveal which is best for high yields and your growing space

5 mins read
Gardeners World
January 2022

Mind the gaps!

Spaces between plants can be a boon for weeds, but if you choose the right ground cover they will shoulder-out the weeds, says Anne Swithinbank

6 mins read
Amateur Gardening
November 20, 2021

Bulbs for Christmas

You can have gorgeous flowers indoors by forcing bulbs of key varieties, says Camilla Phelps, as she explains how you can do it

4 mins read
Amateur Gardening
November 20, 2021