Pruning makes it grow and bloom!

Those who love roses should have no fear of pruning.

After winter, around late February early March, roses should be pruned back vigorously.
In this way, you rejuvenate the rose and ensure that new vigorous branches grow from the oculation.
You basically leave two eyes, these are the red points that appear on the branches in early spring.
In practice, this means pruning the branches back to 4 to 5 cm above the earth (see photos).


All large-flowered roses

This basically applies to large-flowered roses, spray roses and miniature roses.
Standard roses are pruned identically to shrub roses, so also leave two eyes (see photo).

Shrub roses and Botanical roses

Shrub roses and botanical roses do not need to be pruned back in principle, as they bloom on the perennial wood. If these roses become too large, you may of course prune them back to any height you wish.

Climbing roses

For climbing roses, tether the young branches and prune back the side shoots on these branches to two eyes. Also, all branches that are too thin and crooked may be removed in their entirety. This way you will keep a healthy climbing rose that also rejuvenates itself from below and makes flowers along the entire length of the branches.

Care of the roses

When pruning, use sharp pruning shears. In this way you will get a vigorous and healthy rose every year.

In early spring you may fertilize the rose with organic fertilizer
(cow manure (grain)/horse manure) and when the rose is in full leaf, fertilize with rose fertilizer. After the first bloom, cut the roses back by half and fertilize again with rose fertilizer.

Pruning makes it bloom and grow, don’t be too careful here
and you will enjoy the Queen of Flowers for a long time to come!

Rosarium Lottum has the best pot rose

Rosarium Lottum has best pot rose. During this year’s Week of the Pot Rose, an official VKC inspection took place for the first time. It was held on Tuesday, June 23, 2009. Yesterday afternoon, Mayor Kees van Rooij of Horst aan de Maas presented the awards to the winners.

Report Rose Knowledge Centre Lottum

What a small village can be big about. Lottum is the rose village of the Netherlands.
As many as 20 million roses a year, seventy percent of Dutch rose production, come from this picturesque village in northern Limburg.
Everything in Lottum breathes roses. Binnenstebuiten visits the Rose Garden, a 6,000-meter rose garden known for its unusual specimens.
In addition, this is the knowledge center about roses for consumers, tourists and experts.
Click on the link below and watch the broadcast of Binnenstebuiten

  • The address for all your quality roses
  • Professional and non-binding advice
  • Source of inspiration
  • Beautiful assortment of garden roses

Whole year available in our Gardencentre Rosarium Lottum a beautiful assortment of potted roses, we are open 7 days a week, you are more than welcome! Online ordering of bare root roses (is without soil and without pot) in the webshop is possible from mid october til mid April.

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