you want terrific roses in Spring, Autumn is the
right time to fertilize your roses. This will ensure
bigger and better flowers with stronger and healthier
you will need:
Searles® Rose & Flower Plant Food
Searles® Premium Garden Mulch
the cooler months of winter, roses become susceptible
to disease and fungal problems. Fertilizing roses
in Autumn helps the roses build up resistance against
disease and fungal problems commonly associated
with the cooler months of Winter.
Use a fertilizer, which is high in Potassium, and
also contains appropriate quantities of Phosphorous.
Potassium develops flower size and quality and assists
in the resistance to diseases. Phosphorous develops
stronger stems and canes and also helps to assist
in the resistance to diseases.
For fertilizing roses, use either Searles® Rose
Plant Food or Searles Flourish® Soluble Plant Food
(Searles Flourish® is endorsed by The Qld
Searles® Rose Plant Food is in granular form and
can be sprinkled onto the soil surrounding the roots.
Follow the directions on the bag and keep away from
the main stem. After application, water thoroughly
to dissolve the nutrients into the soil. Repeat
applications every 4-6 weeks for continued strong
Searles Flourish® Soluble Plant Food is a soluble
fertiliser, which is ideal for watering both over
the Rose bush and drenching the soil. When foliar
fertilising, avoid doing so in direct sunlight or
on days over 30°c. It is best to apply early mornings
or late afternoons. Apply every 2-3 weeks through
the main growth periods.
Rose plants also benefit greatly from mulching and
a great mulch to use is Searles® Mulch Plus. Searles®
Premium Garden Mulch contains added 5 in 1 Organic fertiliser
and slow release fertilisers, and both helps to
protect the soil and root system while at the same
time feeding for about 3 months.
Happy Gardening with Searles from the Searle family.
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