Standard roses (or tree roses) are budded onto a stem (or trunk) and are a wonderful way to create height in a rose border. For best effect, it is important to make sure the surrounding roses are lower growing than the stem length of the standard. Standard roses also make superb focal points for mixed borders in small gardens, adding height where needed without dominating the overall design or casting too much shade.

Patio roses are compact bushes with tight clusters of small flowers produced in profusion. They typically begin flowering from June onwards. They have excellent disease-resistance.

Position:  They are ideal for growing in patio pots, using John Innes Compost No. 3. In the open ground, give them an open sunny position and any deep well-drained soil including clay.

Cultivation: They need plenty of nutrients so add Bonemeal and garden compost or well-rotted manure when planting. Rootgrow (beneficial mycorrhizal beneficial fungi) sprinkled on the roots will aid root development. Use a rose fertiliser such as Toprose during the growing season.

Pruning: Newly planted Patio roses need little initial pruning other than removing any dead, diseased, rubbing and crossing stems. Established Patio roses often produce a mass of twiggy growth and in early March any unproductive wood can be pruned out, reducing the main stems that are left by about one-third to a healthy bud or lateral. Remove entirely any over-vigorous shoots that spoil the shape of the bush.

 

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