Unwins Seeds

July 2013

21 July 2013 | Posted in Gardening by The Unwins Family

Here is a top tip if you have lots of roses  looking their best right now: Pick them and get them in a vase before the rain gets them!
Nothing looks sorrier than a beautiful rose that has been drenched.
I'm not usually a fan of taking blooms from the garden, I think they look better on the bush, but downpours are an exception!

Prolonged humid and rainy weather also causes roses to 'ball'; their petals get sodden and prevent the rose from opening.
If muggy, close weather continues for too long the blooms simply rot on the stems.

Keep a look out for any blooms affected, especially on Floribunda roses or any roses that have clusters of flowers, because fungal infections can spread really quickly. Pick off rotten blooms.

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