Growing ground cover roses does not require particularly different interventions compared to a normal rose cultivation. In fact, many cultivation interventions are the same as for the normal types of roses even if they must be modeled all’ aspect of this special varietyà of roses. In fact, ground cover roses are vigorously growing roses, which largely fill the space dedicated to them in a short time. This growth must therefore be ordered and regulated by means of pruning interventions which will also serve to favor the flowering of the ground cover roses.
Ground coverings are a 26-agrave variety; rose extremely resistant to stress and all’ pollution and è also for this reason that they are widely used in the construction of borders and flower beds in public gardens and streets, places subject to high stress caused by the frequent use and presence of children and animals in the first case and by high pollution stress in the second case. The ideal period for planting roses è l’ autumn or the end of 26-rsquo; winter but potted roses, now very commercialized for various reasons, can be planted throughout the 26-rsquo; span of the 26-rsquo; year . Bare-rooted roses, the più form; economic transplantation of roses, they can be planted only during the period of vegetative rest, from 26-rsquo; autumn to the end of’ winter, possibly far from the periods of cold più intense. The pot plantation è certainly the più route; simple and più safe for planting ground cover roses, as it gives us the maximum guarantee of a good result.
To plant the ground cover roses we need to make a wide excavation at least 2 times the size of the earthen bread. If we use bare root seedlings the excavation will have to be 26-agrave; be sufficiently large to allow a good initial development of the root system. If we want to do things according to the rules of art, the excavation and 26-rsquo; opening of the hole should be done at least 6-7 days before planting the roses. L’ early opening of the hole in fact allows the cultivation substrate to be well ventilated and the substances present in the vicinity of the future root system to be mineralized. Usually forò the hole is opened only a few minutes before the roses are planted for reasons of time and practicality. After opening the hole, however, we fill a first layer with 2 fingers of draining material. L’ expanded clay or gravel, two materials able to drain well l’ water and avoid dangerous water stagnation in the vicinity of the 26-rsquo; ’ root system of the plant are fine. . On top of this drainage layer we need to put soil mixed with manure in a soil-manure ratio of at least 6: 1. Let's not overdo the manure becauseé an excess of nitrogen in the growing medium could weaken the plant in its first years of growth. Now we place the plant in the hole and fill in the gaps of space around it with garden soil. Once the filling operations have been completed, we tread well on the ground around the foot of our roses and water abundantly. From now on we will just have to wait for our roses to adapt to the ground and start growing.
For ground cover roses a short pruning is usually used, which will go up; to remove 4-5 buds per branch leaving only the main branches and secondary bifurcations più important. The vast majority of roses are remontant on the 26-rsquo; year and è branch; for this reason, pruning must be carried out at the beginning of the season or better at the end of winter, a few weeks before the roses begin to vegetate. Before the shoots turn green and before the first buds open we will have to intervene with pruning. We try to respect the good rules of rose pruning during l’ intervention: do not cut too close or too far from a bud, do not make a cut too flat or too oblique and above all do not cut the bud with dull tools. or with frayed and serrated blades.