ROSES with PROTEK…

ROSES with PROTEK…

October is rose month, and your roses should now be putting on a spectacular display of colour. 

Roses should be planted in a sunny area as they require at least six hours of full sun a day.  Avoid planting them near trees as their roots may invade the rose bushes and use up the fertiliser provided for the roses.

Traditionally, the soil around roses is simply covered with a mulch to conserve water, but in today’s rose garden, annual flowers, such as alyssum, are planted around the rose trees.

For roses to flourish, water them deeply at least once a week or more frequently when it is hot and dry.  Water in the morning to prevent fungal infections.

Remove spent blooms, not only will your garden look tidier, but this will also encourage the production of new quality stems. Do not pick more than 50 % of the blooms on any one plant at a time, rather pick again as more flowers are produced.

 

Nutrition:

For healthy, colourful flowers, feed every 4 weeks with Rose & Flower Fertilizer 8:1:5 or NutriGreen Flower Power.  For quick results, apply Guanoflo as a foliar application every 2 weeks.

Protection:

The best defence your rose bush has against heat and disease are its leaves. The leaves regulate the heat and keep the plant’s system cool. When the leaves become damaged and disease-ridden your rose bush will not perform well. Roses are susceptible to attack from insects like aphids and red spider mite. Fungal infections like black spot, powdery mildew and rust directly affect the leaves. It is better to water your roses at the base than to irrigate them as water causes black spot on the leaves.

Protection against insects:

There is a variety of insects and pests that can destroy your flower bearing plants.  Be on the lookout for insects and other pests on your roses. Complete is a systemic insecticide that provides protection for 3 – 4 months against sucking insects such as aphids. Apply as a soil drench to the root area of your rose plants.

Mycoguard 720 100ml

Protection against fungal infections:

Tenazole is a systemic fungicide and will protect your roses against fungal diseases such as black spot and powdery mildew.  It can be applied as preventative or corrective treatment.  Copper-Flow-Plus and Mycoguard 720 SC are contact fungicides and will preventatively protect against fungi like black spot, powdery mildew, etc. 

3-in-1 protection:

Rose Guard offers effective 3-in-1 protection against these common pests and diseases. This contact insecticide and systemic and contact fungicide wipe out problems before they wipe out your rose bush.  

For a healthy, colourful rose garden, follow the Protek rose programme and see the difference.

January & February

  • Fertilise with Rose & Flower Fertilizer 8:1:5 (17 %) and alternate with NutriGreen Flower Power. Do a follow up application every 4 weeks until May.
  • Treat against biting and sucking insects in January with Complete at a rate of 1 ml per liter water for season long control.
  • Examine plants for red spider mite and treat with Rose Guard, if necessary.
  • Treat preventively against fungal infections with Mycoguard or Copper-Flow-Plus or correctively with Tenazole and repeat treatment every 2 weeks.
  • Water 3 times per week.

March & April

  • Fertilise with Rose & Flower Fertilizer 8:1:5 (17 %) and alternate with NutriGreen Flower Power. Do a follow up application every 4 weeks until May.
  • Examine plants for red spider mite and treat with Rose Guard, if necessary.
  • Treat preventively against fungal infections with Mycoguard or Copper-Flow-Plus or correctively with Tenazole and repeat treatment every 2 weeks.
  • Cut out dead branches to improve flower formation in the winter months.
  • Water twice per week.

May

  • Fertilise with Rose & Flower Fertilizer 8:1:5 (17 %) for the last time this season.
  • Treat against sucking insects with Complete.
  • Treat preventively against fungal infections with Mycoguard or Copper-Flow-Plus or correctively with Tenazole and repeat treatment every 2 weeks.
  • Remove dead flowers.
  • Water twice per week.

June

  • Remove dead flowers
  • Water once per week.

July

  • Prune after active leaf fall (mid-July to mid-August). Pruning too early will result in damaged new growth.
  • Treat with Rose Guard for overwintering red spider mites.
  • Treat prune wound with a mixture of Mycoguard and Sprayfilm 10 to prevent fungal infections.
  • Use sterilised, sharp pruning shears to prevent the transmission of fungal infections.
  • Transplant roses, if necessary.
  • Water once per week.

August

  • As the first feed, fertilise with General Fertilizer 2:3:2 (14 %) or NutriGreen Gwano Pellets.
  • Fertilise with Guanoflo liquid fertiliser in the 2nd week of August for extra vigour.
  • With 1st appearance of shoots, treat with Complete at 1 ml per liter water for season long control of sucking and biting insects.
  • Treat preventively against fungal infections with Mycoguard or Copper-Flow-Plus or correctively with Tenazole and repeat treatment every 2 weeks.
  • Water once per week.
  • Mulch root area.

September

  • Fertilise with 8:1:5 Fertilizer for Roses.
  • Fertilise with Guanoflo every 2 weeks for extra vigour.
  • Treat with Rose Guard against mature red spider mite and follow up within 7 days.
  • Water twice per week.

October

  • Fertilise with NutriGreen Flower Power.
  • Treat preventively against fungal infections with Mycoguard or Copper-Flow-Plus or correctively with Tenazole and repeat treatment every 2 weeks.
  • Fertilise with Guanoflo every 2 weeks for extra vigour.
  • Summer prune at the end of October (prune 1/3 back) to improve flower formation in November and December.
  • Water 3 times per week.

November & December

  • Fertilise with Rose & Flower Fertilizer 8:1:5 (17 %) and alternate with NutriGreen Flower Power. Do a follow up application every 4 weeks until May.
  • Treat preventively against fungal infections with Mycoguard or Copper-Flow-Plus or correctively with Tenazole and repeat treatment every 2 weeks.
  • Water 3 times per week.

Improve the overall performance and residual action of liquid fertilisers and pesticides by adding the following products to the spray mixture:

  • Buffer water by adding 1 ml AllBuff to 1 liter of water.
  • Add pesticide at the correct dosage to the water.
  • Lastly add 0.5 ml Sprayfilm 10 to the mixture and apply

 

Roses do not bloom hurriedly; for beauty, like any masterpiece, takes time to blossom.”

 

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