The name of this rose, 'Firefighter' honours the work our firefighters do here in Australia and as it states on the plant label: “This rose is so named as to remember those men and women who risk their lives daily to protect ours”.
The generally sunny, dry and hot conditions of the Australian garden are particularly well suited to planting roses and roses flourish in our gardens when you take measures to provide the following:
1) Watering: Roses are very deep rooted plants and require one good, deep soaking at least every 10 days in hot and dry conditions;
2) Feeding: Because roses flower throughout all but the Winter season, they should be regularly fertilised with quality (preferably organic) fertiliser which contains a balance of major nutrients (NPK) and trace elements. The fertiliser should be applied at least once a month – small amount often – with fortnightly applications of liquid seaweed over the foliage.
3) Pruning: During Winter, 70% of the rose plant should be pruned and all old wood removed back to the crown and the bush pruned to shape. During the flowering seasons, 25% of all flowering stems should be cut back after flowering to encourage strong re-growth.
4) Mulching: Particular attention to application of lucerne or pea straw directly around the root-zone of each rose will enhance the overall health of the rose and then the whole bed should be mulched to 75mm with any other mulch medium available.
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now, that´s a real beauty.ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting and a Happy New Year to you. :)
That would be a rose I would like to grow - still haven't gotten to flowers yet, because we first need to build a protection for the deer and other critters. Thank you for hosting and your kind comment. All the best to you for the New Year!ReplyDelete
It is a good red rose Nick! Roses, oh I can only dream of them in the mody days of our winter. Thanks for posting, that keeps the spirit up. Groetjes HettyReplyDelete
Hello Nick, my first time linking up with you. The deep rich colour of your rose is indeed worthy to honour our brave firefighters. Your photograph is lovely too. Cheers now, Sue :D)ReplyDelete
such a great color! I live roses, the smell of them ...
I wisch you a very happy start in the new year!
Greetings from germany ... Frauke
What a wonderful way to name a rose! Thanks for hosting such a lovely linky. Happy New Year, Nick!ReplyDelete
Nick, wonderful way to start the new year. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year to you.ReplyDelete
I love roses and these are specially amazing firered roses!
Thanks for hosting about 2016.♥
Happy New Year!
These roses have a particularly intense red!
Thanks for hosting 2016 ..
HAPPY NEW YEAR.
thank you for the linkparty!
Happy New Year!
Greetings from Austria,
A very pretty and colourful rose. Happy New Year.ReplyDelete
Hi Nick! Could I use this photo in our July/August issue of American Rose magazine? It's an international publication and I could credit you! We just need a photo of this rose for an article and the ones we have in our database are missing this wow factor! Send me a message firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete