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Tie in sprawlers Climbers and ram­blers can be­gin to get out of hand. Tie them in to their sup­ports reg­u­larly as they have no means of sup­port­ing them­selves. Wear thick gloves when handling.

Look for dis­eases Roses suf­fer from their fair share of pests and dis­eases. Look out for blackspot, mildew and rust, of­ten com­bined with green­fly. Spray thor­oughly ev­ery two weeks to keep them at bay.

Deal with suck­ers Roses will of­ten pro­duce suck­ers from the roots. As most roses are grafted, these suck­ers will be a dif­fer­ent va­ri­ety to the top growth. Fol­low them to their source and re­move.

Keep on wa­ter­ing Newly planted roses or those in pots need lots and lots of wa­ter­ing as they es­tab­lish. Give them a solid drink that pen­e­trates the soil quite deeply to sat­isfy their thirst.

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