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Rose Better Times
(Perfect for Cutting)

£25.00
£18.75

£25.00 £18.75
April - November
100cm x 40cm
Sun
Cut Flowers
Fully Hardy

Better Times cutting rose, because your garden deserves some positive vibes! It’s the horticultural equivalent of a pep talk – you’ve got this, garden! Time to bloom and conquer!

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Fragrance

Light Fragrance

RHS Plants For Pollinators
RHS Garden Merit Award
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Description

There is nothing quite as romantic as a bunch of roses and nothing quite so rewarding as being able to cut them from your own garden. Our Perfect for Cutting range has been carefully bred, grown and curated to provide the finest range of cut roses with strong clear stems and thicker petals for an extended vase life. Rose Better Times, stands as a distinguished member of the esteemed range of 'Perfect for Cutting' range and promises a brighter future in your garden. Its vibrant, apricot-coloured petals symbolise the dawn of new beginnings and a fresh start, creating an atmosphere of optimism and hope. The lush, dark green foliage of Better Times serves as a captivating backdrop, enhancing the visual appeal of this hardy and vigorous shrub. Better Times is not just about aesthetics, it's a powerhouse of vitality and vigour. With its strong, upright growth habit, it stands as a symbol of resilience and tenacity in your garden. This cutting rose offers an abundance of large double blooms, making it perfect for crafting exquisite bouquets, a testament to the brighter days ahead indoors too! Whether it's gracing garden beds, adding vibrancy to borders, or flourishing as a stand-alone beauty in a pot or vase indoors, the light floral fragrance of Better Times can be enjoyed by all for years to come.

Planting Conditions

Planting the Rose Better Times involves creating the perfect conditions to ensure its lasting beauty and fragrance. Select a well-drained, loamy soil that provides excellent moisture retention without water-logging. This rose variety thrives in locations that receive a minimum of six hours of direct sunlight daily, ensuring vibrant growth and blooming. When planting, dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball, ensuring that the graft union is at ground level, allowing for proper root development and stability. Ensuring that the graft union (i.e. where the cultivar joins the rootstock and the point from which the branches originate) is at soil level (not below as this is reported to increase the risk of rose dieback). Spacing is essential, with individual roses typically needing 2 to 3 feet of separation. To encourage the most favourable conditions for these roses, it's crucial to maintain consistent soil moisture. Applying a layer of organic compost around the base helps regulate soil temperature, reduce weed growth, and retain moisture. By adhering to these planting conditions, you'll provide the perfect environment for your Better Times Rose to thrive.

Watering & Feeding

Watering and feeding the Rose Better Times is vital for its vitality and ability to showcase its stunning features. When it comes to watering, strive for consistent moisture in the soil. Deep watering is essential, ensuring the roots are thoroughly saturated, particularly during hot or dry periods. Morning watering is advisable to allow the foliage to dry during the day, reducing the risk of fungal diseases. To prevent potential issues, avoid overhead watering and opt for methods like soaker hoses to deliver water directly to the base of the plant. Feeding is equally important. Slow release rose fertiliser is ideal. Typically, two feedings in Spring and late Spring or early Summer are beneficial. However, take care not to over-fertilise with excessive nitrogen, as this can lead to vigorous foliage growth at the expense of blooms.

General Care

General care for Rose Better Times is vital to ensure its health and showcase its exquisite beauty. Regular pruning, typically during the dormant season in late Winter or early Spring, involves the removal of dead or diseased branches, shaping the plant, and stimulating fresh growth and continuous blooming. Practicing deadheading throughout the growing season by removing spent blossoms encourages new flower production. Vigilance against common rose pests, such as aphids and spider mites, is essential, with prompt action through appropriate remedies if needed. Feeding the rose is crucial, employing slow release rose fertiliser, following recommended application rates and schedules.