by aditya abhishek
Rose is a winter flowering plant that requires pruning of old branches to promote flowering in the next active season and October is the best time to prune your rose plants.
To start pruning your rose plants, take a clean and sharp pruning shear and make sure to wear gardening gloves while pruning roses.
Prune the main branch from 20 to 30 centimeters above the ground. Then prune the remaining secondary branches to 4 to 6 inches long.
Always make sure to apply fungicide after pruning roses to protect cut branches from any fungal diseases. You can use any organic fungicide of your choice.
With the help of a gardening fork or spade carefully dig the soil 1 to 2 inches deep around the base of the plant to expose the roots.
After digging leave your plant to be exposed under direct sunlight for a week or two. It will help to destroy pathogens. Do not water during this period.
After a week feed two to three handfuls of well-decomposed cow dung manure + 1 tablespoon of essential rose fertilizer mix per rose plant.
Mix them well with the soil around the base of the plant and apply water gently. Within a week you will notice new growth in your rose plants.
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