ROSES

For in­stant ex­te­rior decor

Go Gardening - - Editorial -

The room out­doors de­serves as much at­ten­tion to de­tail as any other liv­ing space. Just as a vase of fresh cut flow­ers is the per­fect fin­ish­ing touch in­doors, a colour­ful free-flow­er­ing rose can trans­form any gar­den, pa­tio or bal­cony.

This sum­mer we wel­come the ar­rival of the beau­ti­ful and unique Sweet Spot® roses from An­thony Tes­se­laar Plants, the peo­ple who brought us the fa­mous Flower Car­pet Roses. Part of The Decorator Rose® cat­e­gory, Sweet Spot® roses are de­signed to be en­joyed up-close. These pro­mis­cu­ous lit­tle bloomers per­form well in con­tain­ers and gar­den beds. They’re ideal if your out­door space is small or if you need your gar­den to be trans­portable.

An­thony Tes­se­laar says Sweet Spot® roses are all about colour and in­stant beau­ti­fi­ca­tion. While they do re­quire a lit­tle more care than the fa­mously dis­ease re­sis­tant Flower Car­pet Roses, they bloom in con­tin­u­ous suc­ces­sion through­out spring, sum­mer and au­tumn. At a neat and tidy 40-60cm high by 40-50cm wide, Sweet Spot® roses pro­duce lush green fo­liage and an im­mense amount of bloom for their size. Like most roses, they give their best with reg­u­lar wa­ter­ing and feed­ing, a light prune in win­ter, and some spray­ing to pre­vent sum­mer dis­eases.

With a lit­tle care and at­ten­tion, your Sweet Spot® rose will re­ward you with a re­peat per­for­mance year af­ter year. Al­ter­na­tively, once you’ve en­joyed its im­pres­sive spring to au­tumn flow­er­ing sea­son, you may pre­fer to re­place it with a Sweet Spot® rose in an­other colour. Two dis­tinct colour op­tions are on of­fer this sea­son, with more in the pipe­line. Given An­thony Tes­se­laar Plants’ 25-year his­tory of fan­tas­tic plant re­leases - that’s some­thing we can look for­ward to.

Sweet Spot® Yel­low

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