Ludwig Taschner
3 minute read
27 Oct 2019
9:55 am

Hot-weather tips for roses

Ludwig Taschner

Let them go into semi-dormant survival mode with slightly curled, hanging leaves.

From detoxing to freshening linen, your roses have many uses

The low levels of dams supplying our urban areas means that water must be used far more sparingly. Gardeners need to get the balance right between using water responsibly and keeping their roses alive, should this hot, dry period continue. Rose bushes with leaves from top to bottom cope best with the heat because the leaves shade the stems and cool the plant. They survive by going semidormant, with slightly curled hanging leaves. By shutting down, evaporation through the leaves is limited and less food and water is required survive. It is normal to see a few more yellow leaves...