Early rose budding 2024- when to prune?

Hi there, I noticed my rose bushes and apple trees have started budding (Feb 26, 2024). This is 1-2 months earlier than usual, presumably due to our El Niño winter. Normally I’d prune my roses when the buds start popping…

Pruning and maybe transplanting rose bush

Hi, I have a rose bush (not sure what type), it’s being stifled by my rose of sharon plants. I’d like to transplant the rose bush. It’s now October in Toronto. What’s the best time to prune and transplant the…

Using Disease and Blackspot Control Fungicide

Hi there, we bought a house this year and the house came with a rose bed in the backyard. I believe they are Australian roses (but I might be wrong). The roses has some sort of a pest since almost…

Rose Midge Treatment

I planted a David Austin Gertrude Jekyll rose this spring. After closely inspecting the first and second flushes, it is clear I have rose midge stunting the new growth and bud formation. The rose gets about 6 hours of sun…

Watering winterized roses

Hello, I keep seeing that potted roses still need to be watered in winter if they dry out? I am wondering a few things and am hoping I might get a answer here: 1) Is the snow not enough to…

Suggestions for Climbing Roses for Backyard

Hi there, I would like to plant a series of climbing roses along a backyard fence and looking for any suggested varieties that: 1) Are fast-growing 2) Repeat/continuous flowering 3) Relatively hardy / easy to grow and maintain in Toronto…

Replanting rose

When can I replant my hybrid tea rose that is currently planted in it’s pot in the ground. It has been in the ground (in it’s pot for 2 years) and is about 3-4 feet tall. It is planted in…

Rabbit and Climbing Rose

My new climbing rose flowered and then the top of the cane was broken by a squirrel. Then early this spring a rabbit chewed off all the branches coming out of the ground. Now the main cane is doing nothing…

Reviving Rose Bush

Hi, I moved into a house a few years ago. There is a rose bush that appeared dead for the first year (bark with no green underneath, no new growth), grew a single rose the second year and is now…

Hardy roses suggestion for balcony

Hi there, I’m reading a lot of gardening blogs and forums, watching gardening YouTubers, etc., but I can’t, till this date, figure out which rose is best for my specific situation. I live in GTA zone 6 and I’m looking…