• Roses like deep watering. Don’t sprinkle them. I usually pour 1 bucket of water every 3 – 5 days during the summer (depending on how hot it is).
• Roses like to be fed. You can buy rose fertiliser, but I noticed that roses love chicken manure the most and I apply it twice a year: in July and January together with Epsom salt, diluted in water.
• Roses like mulch. They perform their best with leafy mulch (you can get it alongside the river beds), but again, based on my own experience, my favourite mulch is made from used Christmas trees. Roses love it and, besides, you are giving a second life to that tree.
(If you don’t have roses and don’t want your Christmas tree to go to landfill, bring it to me, I’ll give to it a second life when I'm using it in a smoker when working with bees. Strawberries love them as mulch too).
• Don’t forget to remove deadheads and prune them from time to time.
• Roses prone to fungi diseases and bugs love them too; so don’t forget to occasionally apply some organic treatment. I usually just drip over water mixed with ashes, cayenne pepper and a spoon or so baby shampoo.
And in the end, some beauty tips. Roses are good for your skin, especially if your skin is oily. Just add a few flowers to you ice cube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buhbKDTfiTE or in your face tonic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ISPx29Dqzw