How to plant roses? Seeds? No. Roses grow beautifully into impenetrable shrubs, if you plant them with cuttings. However, it's not at all easy. To get a wall from rose bushes, you need to take into account a number of basic rules. First, we measure the length of the future wall, it does not matter whether it will grow along the border of the site or as an internal division of the territory into sectors. Then we calculate how many cuttings we will need, based on the fact that the distance between plantings will be on the order of 20-50 centimeters, depending on how thick the wall you want to get. Well and further it is already easy to calculate how many rose bushes should part with branches, so that you get a uniform and dense hedge of flowers. On each bush we find strong one-year shoots, and in the second half of July we cut them mercilessly, so that cuttings with length from 20 to 25 centimeters turned out.
Do not try to save and get from each process a
There is an opinion that the cuttings of roses should be planted by seedlings, that is, first root, and then transplanted to the proper place, but this is a big mistake.
The earliest roots of the plant are the strongest , they should become the main roots, and during transplantation their growth is impeded, slowing the development of the whole plant.
So, we plant cuttings around the perimeter of the site or along the tracks, depending on what role you assigned a hedge of roses. It is important to know: the land must be prepared for planting in a month in the most careful way, so that no weed remains in it. Loosening the soil to the "downy" state, we plant seedlings of annual flowers and temporarily forget about the boundary. When the time comes, digs the cuttings to the bottom sheet in such a way that the leaves look at the north with the upper planes. Well moisten the earth and cover from direct sunlight halves of plastic bottles, lightly sprinkled with bunches of hay.
When the plants begin to take effect, remember that the roots of roses grow not only in depth, but also in width, and each spine for this plant is accounted for, so closer than half a meter to roses is not recommended,earth is not damaged. If you do not forget to water and do not pour mineral fertilizers( otherwise it is considered that flowers can not do without this chemistry), then by the winter the root system will develop well enough so that plants without hibernation overwinter.
To make the bushes really strong and sprawling, nothing should hamper the development of their root system, which means that the weeds must be ruthlessly destroyed. Field plants are beautiful in their own way, but whether these flowers are useful for a hedge is very doubtful. Therefore, try to ensure that on both sides of your future hedge the land is always carefully loosened and cleared of extraneous plants. This will give a triple result - in addition to getting rid of the weeds, it also provides access to oxygen in the soil, as well as its excellent heating.
For winter, plastic caps are not removed from our already-grown roses, on the contrary, you can sprinkle them even more with hay, but do not overdo it by piling a heap on each bush. At the end of winter you will get already completely formed plants, however, small enough. Now you only need to feed them with humic water from a compost diluted in water( proportions - a couple of full-fat handfuls on a bucket) or loosened in ash water( 3 cups per bucket).These fertilizers, which unlike the mineral ones are extremely useful and do not produce side effects in the form of aphids, should be poured into shallow holes near the stem itself. Be careful not to damage the roots of roses, it will ruin all your work, since really big bushes then will not work and the more so a hedge will not form, blossoming with bright colors. Than to make holes deep, it is better to pour in them a solution repeatedly that roots have received a sufficient quantity of useful substances.
Well, so that you succeed in flowering bushes for hedges, strewn with a huge amount of lush roses, once in 2 seasons you can water our bushes with mineral fertilizer, but not very concentrated so as not to spoil the roots. Love your roses, and they will answer you with riotous growth and beautiful flowers.