Your rose gardening efforts might have been zilched by
extreme weather conditions, diseases, and viruses. The
dreaded mosaic disease affect 9 of 10 rose gardens and
block spots are as infectious as the common cold.
But don?t give up yet. There are several precautionary
measures you can adopt in order to protect your
precious rose garden.
Extreme Weather Conditions – There is not much you can
do to change the weather and short of erecting a
hot-house you can?t even protect your roses from harsh
climates. However, you can keep an eye out – and when
you see harsh weather approaching take protective
measures like covering your roses with tarpaulin to
keep out the rains and so on.
Cleanliness – On a regular basis, clean the beds and
remove dead leaves, fallen debris, clippings, and so
Hygiene – It is not just enough to clip away the dead
stems and leaves. You must also brush them away from
the rose beds and dispose of them in trash cans.
Regular Pruning – Most gardeners will prune the sides
of rose bushes without really thinking about what is
going on inside. Well, you need to prune within the
bush as well so that enough air is circulated to the
inner flowers, leaves, and stems.
Plug the Cuts – If you prune, you leave behind exposed
inner area of stems. Seal them up with a special plant
glue so that diseases and other insects cannot erode
or eat away the delicate inner parts.