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We take care of the roses

The rose is a shrub that can have various bearing, there are about two thousand species; below we will explain some useful and indispensable phases and operations to cultivate them at their best.


As mentioned before, there are many roses, but before buying a plant we must know the specific needs of that species and compare them with the possibilities and availability we have, for example the climate of the area where we want to plant it, the soil more or less suitable etc. There are some species that really like the sun and some that prefer the shade and so on. It will therefore be good to get advice from the experts who are in the nurseries.

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Growing roses is not difficult, just follow a few simple steps.

When we buy a rose plant to transplant in our garden, we have to perform some operations; when we remove the roses from the sales container, we must first of all check and eliminate any weak or damaged roots, after which we can proceed with the planting. This operation will take place, depending on the climatic zone, in October or January-February. Before carrying out the planting, the soil will be worked and mixed with manure and peat; the rose plants will be buried at a depth of about four to five centimeters at a distance of seventy centimeters which will become one meter for roses with a sapling development, these will also need support. After transplanting the roses, they will need to be watered. If the plant develops suckers, i.e. branches from root buds, they should be cut.

Soil and watering

The most suitable soil for the cultivation of roses is very well drained, as this plant also fears water stagnation, fertile, rich in limestone, of medium texture; roses need plenty of water especially in the warmer seasons. The best way to bring it is through the base of the plant as, if the leaves and flowers are wet, they could be victims of fungal attacks.


Roses should not be fertilized often, it will be enough to add manure to the base of the plant every two years or so during the spring period.

Pruning and topping

As for the pruning operation, even here it can vary according to various factors: the species, the variety, the climate, etc., in general we can say that it is necessary to remove dry or damaged branches and to contain the development of the plant; it is performed when the rose is not in the vegetative phase by making an oblique cut about six centimeters from the bud, it is good to respect this distance, cuts too close or too far away could damage the plant. If our rose is a bit weak, we will proceed with a massive cut to stimulate the plant to produce stronger branches; if, on the other hand, we have a vigorous and strong rose, we will make a light cut.

Topping is a sort of adjustment that is made to the plant to regulate its shape and make it harmonious and regular, but it is also very useful for encouraging the development of new lateral buds. We can carry out this operation when the plant emits buds or later when the branch has become wood; in both cases about twenty-five centimeters of stem will be cut, only in the first we will have a production of a few stems, in the second of many.


Once the roses have been harvested, they must be immediately placed in water which must be a little acidic and, possibly, not tap water as it is rich in limestone.

For potted roses

As we all know, the best cultivation for roses is in the open ground, although potted cultivation is also possible; for this use it will be better to choose dwarf species or in any case that do not reach an exaggerated height.

First of all, it will be necessary to choose the vase, this choice will be made according to the height of our rose; for example, a vase with a capacity of three to five liters will be fine for roses that reach a maximum height of forty centimeters, while it must be at least forty liters if we grow climbing species.

When the roses emit new buds, they will need to add fertilizer (better solid as it releases slower than liquid) rich in potassium and phosphorus, in doses of one-two grams per liter of soil for two-three times at each flowering.

Rose Care: Care and Prevention

As is known, the rose is very prone to attacks by parasites and diseases. To fight or eliminate them it will be necessary to carry out preventive or curative treatments. For example, against the onset of fungi, particular attention must be paid when carrying out operations such as pruning, it will be advisable to immediately disinfect the wound or, in case of infestation already occurred, promptly eliminate the damaged and targeted parts . There are also parasitic diseases that can be fought with the use of specific products available on the market.

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In line with eco-sustainable gardening and at the request of many customers, we offer useful solutions for the cultivation and health of the plants in our garden in 3 practical and ready-to-use kits consisting of
natural products allowed in organic farming.

  • Bio kit for the cultivation and care of roses
  • Bio kit for the cultivation and care of perennial herbs
  • Complete bio kit for garden cultivation and care

Feed, fertilize, prevent and treat plants in the garden with natural and organic products!

Grow roses in pots or planters

Even if you don't have a garden, you can enjoy the beauty of roses. Some types of roses can actually be planted in pots or in the planter on the balcony or terrace. Roses look good in a sunny and airy place. In order to enjoy roses in pots or in the planter for several years, the plant should be repotted. Find out here what you need to know to pot and repot your roses.

What precautions you should have with roses in pots or planters

Stolon-producing roses and shrub roses are not suitable for planting in pots as they get too tall. Potted roses often only reach a third or half of their maximum height. The most popular are those that bloom more often and give off a good scent. As an accompanying plantation, annual perennials are suitable. Hanging geraniums are not suitable for planting together with roses because they absorb a lot of nutrients and conflict with roses.

Protect the roses

In autumn, it is necessary to make a tamping to protect the roses from frost: it consists in tamping a mound of earth on the graft point (which corresponds to the swollen part from which the branches arise), which is particularly afraid of the cold. A protection can be used to maintain the mound of earth.

In cold areas and for young sapling rosebushes, a cover can be added to ensure better protection. This sheet has the advantage of letting the air and water pass through and so the rose can breathe during the winter. It is reusable and can be cut to the desired size. The cloth must be placed at the base of the rose bush up to the top of the branches, and it can remain in contact with the plant.

The best tips for caring for roses

Rose care is considered the queen of gardening disciplines - after all, it is the 'queen of flowers'. Indeed, roses have special needs and require a lot of attention and care. But with a few tips and tricks you will learn to understand these garden divas - and with a few simple steps you can make them beautiful. We will show you how!

What to look out for when buying a rose

There are many different variations of roses on the market. Especially in autumn, nurseries sell bare-rooted roses without earthen bread. These should be watered and planted immediately after purchase, as otherwise the plants will dry out quickly. If the weather conditions do not allow it, until planting, you can place the roses in a shallow hole and cover the sensitive roots with soil. In earthy bread roses, the roots are already surrounded with earth. The root ball is held together by a special fabric, a cotton net, which decomposes in the ground after planting. You can also buy roses in pots or containers. They are available all year round and can be planted from spring to fall. The advantage is that the roots have developed very well in the pot - so the growth of the plant will be made much easier.

Planting bare root roses

Because of the unprotected roots, bare root roses are particularly sensitive to dehydration. They should be planted immediately after purchase. Here we suggest what kind of attention to pay.

The best time to plant roses

Early autumn is particularly suitable for planting roses: the soil is still warm for the summer months just past, and the young plants have enough time to root their roots into the ground before winter arrives. Already in spring, the plants will have developed well and will probably have a more intense flowering than the roses planted in the first half of the year. Especially bare root roses are perfect for planting in the fall and are less expensive than those with earthen bread or plants in containers.

The ideal exposure for roses

For roses to grow well, the garden soil should be permeable, well oxygenated, deep and not compact. As the queen of plants, the rose prefers to be among its peers, the intertwining of roots of other plants are an obstacle to its growth. The ideal exposure is sunny, but without excessive temperatures. In the long run, even the most sensitive varieties do not tolerate shady places. Roses need to be in airy places not too close to each other - this way the leaves can dry faster after rain and will be less susceptible to fungal diseases.

Caring for roses in pots or planters

Anyone who owns a balcony and absolutely wants to enjoy the enchantment offered by blooming roses must know: many varieties thrive excellently in pots. Provided you provide a correct, sunny location and a suitable pot (cylindrical shaped at least 40cm tall), your rose plant will delight you with lush profusions of flowers. Roses develop deep roots: the bigger and deeper the pot, the better off they will be. However, there are also varieties that fit well even in small pots.

Plant the roses in pots or planters

Roses that grow in pots or planters have other needs than those planted in the garden. Here you will find all the special features.

The wintering of roses in pots or in flower boxes

The root system of roses must not freeze in winter. Roses in planters must therefore be adequately protected from the cold, for example with foliage, wood shavings or bubble wrap. Alternatively, the plant can overwinter in a frost-free but cool place. Tall roses tolerate cold temperatures better and can safely remain trunk and foliage outdoors, however, they must be protected with non-woven fabric or jute bags.

Nutrients and water - the right care

Only roses full of vitality can develop their full beauty. So, pay attention to the "diet" of your floral favorites! For vigorous growth and colorful blooms, roses need sufficient nutrients and watering as needed during the growing season. In times of drought, roses can be safely watered abundantly. Preferably water infrequently but abundantly! Due to the deep roots, the water must also reach the deeper layers of the soil. Because, if you only wet on the surface, the rose will produce thin roots only in that area of ​​the soil - becoming more sensitive.

The development of lush blooms requires a lot of energy from the plant. At this stage, they use a lot of nutrients they draw from the soil. With regular fertilizations, this balance can be maintained, making sure your roses develop optimally and maintain their resistance against diseases and pests. This is especially true for potted roses, since the supply of nutrients in a vase is always limited. In our product range, find many fertilizers adapted to the needs of roses. For example, for potted roses, a liquid fertilizer is recommended that can be simply diluted with irrigation water. Roses in flower beds, on the other hand, will benefit from our long-lasting fertilizer that releases nutrients suited to the needs of these plants for up to six months. Another more organic alternative would be our long-lasting fertilizer with sheep's wool, suitable for ecological agriculture.

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