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Roses are one of the most popular garden plants. In winter, however, you must protect them. Here are 6 tips on how roses should hibernate.
Roses have to be packed well
Roses are not only planted in numerous colors and with beguiling scents, but also in various forms, such as:
- Busch Rose
- stem Rose
- Shrub and Climbing Rose
- Wild Rose
- bucket Rose
Slowly approaching the late autumn (about mid-November), each rose must be packed winter hardy, so that their shoots do not freeze and thus they can unfold their full splendor in the coming spring and summer. Also protects a complete one winter coat the roses in front of the winter sun, which otherwise could easily irritate them. Here are our tips for getting your roses through the winter.
Roses overwinter - 6 tips for the cold season
Tip 1 - Rose cut
Under no circumstances may the rose be cut if frost is expected at nights. The last rose cut (removing withered flowers) should be done immediately after flowering. Best in late summer or very early in autumn.
If the rose bushes need to be shaped, then you should always do this cut in the spring.
Tip 2 - pile up the trunk
The rose stem (from bush roses, stem roses and climbing roses) should accumulate in the late autumn about 10 to 20 centimeters high with soil. Use well-loosened soil, but do not use compost.
In addition, you can still optimize this pile with foliage, moss and twigs. Break down the fallen leaves from the trees and distribute them around the rose bush, so that as little frost as possible can penetrate to the roots - alternatively straw is also suitable for this purpose.
But you can also cut twigs of coniferous trees and wrap them around the perennial roses - if necessary, carefully fix with bast strings on the trunk. In this way, the entire rose bush is well protected in winter - this method can also be applied to common roses.
Tip 3 - Wrap the jute
Especially stem roses and climbing roses often require additional winter protection, for which jute cloths or jute sacks are particularly well suited. Put them as loosely over the crown of roses as possible and fix them on the trunk (bind together) - below the finishing point. The use of jute is therefore recommended, because this natural material is permeable to air and thus prevents condensation from forming under the rose cover.
Tip 4 - Fertilize
In no case should you fertilize roses again after the end of July. Because a triggered strong growth, which often expresses itself in delicate impulses, would soon freeze again at the first frost. Also, many roses bloom again by a late fertilization and then again a removal of withered flowers can be done in time only much too late. The rose is often completely damaged in this way.
Tip 5 - Potted plants
If you have planted your roses in tub containers, then you can overwinter the tubs in winter in a sheltered but not heated room (and occasionally water them). If you want to leave your tub roses outside, then you have to coat the pots accordingly winter-proof. For this purpose, the gardening trade offers suitable Rosenschutzhüllen of special nonwovens for different sizes. In addition, with jute you can even put the rose crown on yourself. The pot should also be covered with a bast mat. You can use them every year over and over again.
Tip 6 - Remove winter protection
In the spring, however, the winter protection must be thoroughly removed so that the rose can develop optimally. The ideal time to remove the flower is considered to be forsythia.