Winter is the ideal time to give your roses some attention. Tackle the task of pruning your rose bushes this June or July! Prune them back to 1/3 of the original plant to allow more exposure to sunlight, encourage new growth and reduce disease!
If you’re in a colder climate of Australia hold off a hard prune until early August to avoid frosts killing off the new shoots, before they’ve had a chance to sprout!
Three weeks after your winter prune, we recommend fertilizing your roses with our NEW Rose and Flower Fertilizer granules and continue to apply this every 6 weeks.
If you want even more out of your blooms in the next season, apply a good dose of our NEW Neptune Liquid Seaweed every 3 weeks and mulch around your rose bushes with our poultry manure enhanced Not Just Mulch. Your Rose bushes will be healthy, full of new growth and an abundance of bright, colourful blooms come Spring!
Katek Rose & Flower Fertilizer Granules!
Introducing our new Rose and Flower Fertilizer granules! We have created a specialised combination of organic composted poultry manure + beneficial trace elements! Rose & Flower Fertilizer is ideal for strong, healthy plant growth and bright, colourful blooms! Just one 3kg bucket will cover approximately 30sqm!
Joe Petersen, Petersen’s Farm, Woolooga, South East QLD
“We grow 4 to 5 thousand Rosella plants each year. We find Katek Super Growth is ideal and has boosted yield by 20% and the plants look fantastic”.
“We also grow a few tonnes of Snow Peas. We plant on Katek Super Growth and on flowering, side dress with Katek N Phoska which has the right amount of nitrogen to boost yield and potash to give large size of pods. We have stopped using chemical fertiliser all together now, we see the great advantage of Katek products which are looking after our soil”
What to Plant:
Alyssum Aquilegia Begonia Calendula Cineraria Cornflower Delphinium Dianthus Foxglove Geranium Hollyhock Larkspur Lobelia Nemesia Pansy Polyanthus Poppy Primula Ranunculus Snapdragon Viola
Ageratum Alyssum Candytuft Carnation Cornflower Cyclamen Delphinium Dianthus Everlasting Daisy Geranium Iceland Poppy Impatiens Marigold Pansy Sweet Pea
Ageratum Aster Balsam Carnation Cosmos Dahlia Dianthus, Everlasting Daisy Gazania Geranium Gerbera Impatiens Kangaroo Paw Marigold Nasturtium Petunia Portulaca Snapdragon Sunflower Verbena Zinnia
Vegetables & Herbs:
Broad Beans Onions Garlic Peas & Snow Peas Radishes Shallots Spinach
Lettuce Onion Spinach Rocket Beetroot Coriander Cauliflower Snow Peas Broccoli
Watermelon Eggplant Cucumber Potatoes Cabbage Broccoli Lettuce Pak Choy Basil Radish Turnip Carrot
Super Chicken’s Top Tips!
- Re-mulch around rose bushes & citrus trees
- Fertilise winter growing vegetables mid-morning with our NEW Katek Super Growth All Purpose Liquid Fertilizer!
- Reduce frost injury by gently hosing over plants first thing in the morning. Don’t remove frost-damaged sections of plants to provide protection to the still growing plants underneath.
- Prune plants that flowered in summer or autumn
- Take cuttings of your favourite frangipani trees