Rose care at Kew
As in any garden, ensuring top quality displays of roses is an important and often time-consuming job.
In March the roses are pruned back
into a framework with all old, dead, diseased and damaged wood
removed. A granular fertiliser is then applied to the rose beds
to help to promote healthy new growth after pruning. The beds are mulched
at this time of year, using farmyard manure, doubling up as mulch and fertiliser.
At the end of autumn the roses are cut back by approximately one-third to reduce wind rock.