Handy Tools For The Rose Gardening Rookie

Rose Pruning Shears – You?ll need this tool almost
everyday and it comes in 2 varieties. A bypass pruner
looks somewhat like a scissor and is more preferable
to an anvil pruner because it doesn?t seem to crush
the tender stems of a rose. The blades of an anvil
pruner meet on top and are stronger than a bypass
pruner.

Rose Gardening Loppers – Well, you won?t need these if
you are just kick-starting your rose garden. These
babies are much more efficient than both the pruning
shears and are required when the stems of the roses
become much stronger and thicker. Don?t waste your
money buying these right away, just wait for a few
years when your roses have become more mature.

Rose Gardening Shovels – Select one with padded
handles which just might save you a few bruises. Also,
see if you can buy one made out of fiberglass as that
tends to be more lightweight, yet it is sufficiently
strong to do the down and dirty work.

Wheelbarrow for Rose Gardening – Yep, quite Enid
Blyton but equally essential. Avoid those cutesy girly
?carts? and buy a sturdy one. As your rose gardening
hobby grows, you?ll need a durable wheelbarrow to lug
stuff in and out of the garden.

Rose Gardening Gloves and Pads – And again, select
industrial strength gloves because roses have prickly
thorns. Kneeling pads are required to keep the
pressure off your knees.

You can select between waterproof pads with handles or
perhaps pads with velcro straps.