Roses
The Queen of flowers

Rosa Romantica



Throughout history, a rose of "Queen of Flowers" mentioned.
In all its simplicity and sometimes erratic growth, so a rose quite an easy partner, exhibiting her beauty to flower from late May to late autumn. The rose is one of our many beloved plant species.
The range includes 90 types of roses, the number is currently be 172 copies.
By selection and experience our roses are fairly resistant to disease,
there is sometimes a sensitive sort out, then it will search for a better and stronger cultivar.
The range consists of noble roses, shrubs, rock roses, English roses, stem roses and climbing roses.
In itself, this seems great, but by its spread in the garden, it seems the number of seemingly little.
This is severally as deliberately planting other is in woven,
and a beautiful tree species here and there.



Above a very old rose, (the 15th century) Rosa Alba Maxima (, Jacobin-rose "), very fragrant, survive the harshest conditions

We try to respond primarily to the needs of the rose, which is not always obvious. So airy, sunny and well drained!
Many beautiful species sometimes have the disadvantage that they are sensitive to rain.
Prolonged rains can damage the flowers, white roses often suffer.
A good start and care is therefore a need to strengthen the roses.
What you neglect is doomed to fail.
Roses go a long time with it, some of them more than 35 years,
Take for example .. rosa 'Queen Elizabeth', (ours are 22 years old and still going strong)
This gets even 50 years of age and is extremely strong and resistant.
The message is: give a rose to her sentence, and she is grateful to you for quite a long time.




Our roses are also covered with a mulch layer of "French bark 20/30", this mainly to keep the land weed-free. A layer of about 3 to 4 cm is sufficient, and every three years there is again a fine layer over it sprinkled, because even bark decays too slowly. It is an expensive solution, but very effective. (The cost is around 70.00 euro / m3). Composting occurs naturally on top of the mulch layer, if not, it will solve very difficult to precipitate! The big disadvantage of a mulch layer is that you can put difficult compost or aged manure around the roses. Therefore we choose to use granular compound fertilizer. In the fall, there will be, for the second year to each plant green lime sprinkled to counteract acidification of the mulch layer. Each person will have his way as well, but for us this is a time-saving way, especially with regard to the maintenance for as many roses. Below you will find some useful tips, and who himself is doing, we wish some success with their rose garden.

Some golden rules for healthy roses:

* The pitch is very determines whether a rose or not thriving.
* A slightly alkaline soil with pH 6.5 - 7.0 be desirable.
* A well-drained clay-sandy soil. A rose does not like wet feet!
(this treed root on, with disastrous consequences)
* A sunny place, not against a hot south wall!
* An airy location, a rose like a gentle breeze.
* Remove dead flowers and promptly remove infested leaves.
* As of the end of March organic fertilizing, about 100 to 150 gr / m2, with a high nitrogen content (eg .. NPK 10-12-18 + 2 Mg) (magnesium)
Then fertilize twice with about 50 g / m2 until end of July (after flowering). Then no longer fertilize it for hardening of the young shoots.
* Lime give you the best in late autumn, also about 50 g / m2. Certainly not administer together with your fertilizers as lime and fertilizer to work together. (Especially phosphorus)
* From the end of March, when the temperature is about 15 °, you can treat the roses with a fungicide against the most common diseases, with an interval of 2 to 3 weeks. In wet periods it is also desirable to use an appropriate insecticide against aphids. (visible on the young shoots)
Regularly give foliar feed.
* Pruning roses is usually done in early spring, from late February if no frost, so prune very early. Loose or come up carrot sticks by frost, back pressing to lower the mowing field.
Deep enough pruning, which stimulates new shoots, of course depending on the species. (removing dead and diseased wood) Just ask your garden center or nursery!




Useful websites:

http://www.lens-roses.be/html/home.dhtml?source=presentatie,from=homepage,language=N
http://users.skynet.be/rozen/
http://rozen.startpagina.nl/




Guy & Danielle