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08/07/2012 at 20:35


Just received a potted Rambling/Weeping Rose tree which we intend keeping in the pot for a while (till next summer hopefully) when we can do up the garden and decide where to plant it....only had it a week and a bit concerned that the numerous roses are already looking weary....gave it water....should we feed, prune, mulch, or all three....we are complete beginners to gerdening!!! Thanks for any help!

08/07/2012 at 20:39

It is the weather-do nothing other than give it perhaps a dose of rose food and dead head any blooms that have gone over.

08/07/2012 at 20:56

And make sure that the pot doesn't dry out - although it may be raining, the top growth will probably be preventing enough water getting to the pot. You need to check it daily.

08/07/2012 at 21:46 it ok to use bone meal? Used it on my border roses but not sure about pots....


09/07/2012 at 08:21

An organic liquid fertiliser would be best at this time of year. (MiracleGro is not right for all roses due to its high level of chemical salts, I have read.)

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