How To Feed Roses
Feeding provides your rose with key nutrients to keep it healthy, allowing it to produce better blooms and resist pests and disease.
HOW TO FEED ROSES
Firstly, clear the ground under your rose of old leaves and weeds. Sprinkle approximately 30g of David Austin Rose Food around the base of the rose, spreading it to the width of the canopy. Gently mix into the surrounding soil and water the area if the ground is dry. Follow by mulching.
Tip: Do not be tempted to over-feed – this will, in fact, do more harm than good.
YOU WILL NEED
WHEN TO FEED ROSES
1st Feed – In late March/early April, just before the leaves are fully open. Follow immediately with mulching.
2nd Feed* – In early July, after the first flush of flowers, to encourage repeat-flowering.
Note: *Once flowering roses only require one feed per season, first feed in March/early April.
WHY FEED ROSES
Feeding provides your rose with key nutrients to keep it healthy, allowing it to produce better blooms and resist pests and diseases.
TYPES OF ROSE FOOD
There are two types of rose feed – granular and foliar. Granular feeds are easy to apply as they are simply sprinkled over the soil. They slowly release nutrients over time which the rose absorbs through its roots. We recommend our own specially formulated David Austin Rose Food.
Foliar feeds, such as Maxicrop can be used as a supplement to provide an additional boost during the growing season.