Taking care of roses in the winter
Roses are some of the sturdiest plants for your garden. Although they will blossom from summer to winter, even in harsh conditions, they will still need some greater care in the winter season.
It’s important to stop new growing in the winter.
Wrapping the roses
Just after the last frost, you will need to feed the plant, so you will need to water it and also add fertilizer. Also remove the dead leaves from the base of the roses, to prevent diseases.
Because climbing roses can reach a considerable height, you will need to wrap them in straws. This will help insulate them and protect them from powerful winter winds.
For the graft union and root protection, you can add a layer of compost of 6 to 12 inches in height, on all sides of the plant. You can also make a cage around the plant and then fill it with mulch.
For more sensitive plants, like the Grandifloras, Teas and Hybrid teas, you will need to add some extra protection, like the mulch cage, bury the plant or also transplant it in a pot and take it inside your home.
Mulch is one of the best ways to protect the plant during the winter. What the mulch does is control the soil temperature and restrains the stress on the plant.