Florists know dozens of varieties of roses. Everyone has their own favorite. Preference is given to color, shape, smell. But one flower - the rose of James Galway - conquered, without exception, everyone.
Rosa James Galway - what kind of variety is it
The English farmer D. Austin has struggled all his life over one task - he dreamed of reviving an old British rose variety with a unique flower shape and unusual aroma. He got a spherical flower, whose petals are tightly laid in the form of a pompom. The variety had flaws - it bloomed once a season and was often sick.
Rose James Galway
D. Austin set out to perfect the rose. Crossed tea-hybrid species, old varieties and roses floribunda. The result of work in 1983 was a magnificent flower of the Klyumber variety, which began to bear the name of the famous British flutist D. Galway.
The bush is large, stable with long arcuate drooping stems. A distinctive feature is the almost complete absence of spikes.
For your information! Against the background of this strong healthy plant, low-growing flowers look great.
The buds are tight, blooming into flowers of perfect shape. The outer petals are gracefully bent outward. The core is pale pink, pale at the edges.
The aroma of historical roses of Britain cannot be described. It is a persistent pleasant fragrance.
Advantages and disadvantages
The view is characterized by undoubted advantages:
- delicate lush flowers;
- unique aroma of rose oil;
- not demanding in care variety;
- cold resistance;
- disease resistance.
The disadvantages include the large size of the bushes, on which the flowers seem insignificant. Black spots appear from excess moisture.
Use in landscape design
The bush, if you do not do deep pruning, grows to 4 m. Landscape designers use this. A rose is planted in the background for bright red species.
The plant beautifully wraps around arches and arbors.
Note! A group of bush roses, James Galway, looks especially impressive in the garden. Planted in half a meter from each other.
Rose James Galway in Landscaping
The plant does not require special knowledge in agricultural technology. All landing manipulations are traditional.
In what form to land
The best option is a seedling. Acquired in specialized stores or nurseries. The plant must be healthy, without damage.
Pay attention to the root system. Strongly developed without rotten fragments are chosen.
What time to land
Rosa takes root well in the autumn planting (in September) until the cold weather. In this case, they shelter her for the winter.
It is safer to plant a park culture in April-May. Long warm days stimulate seedling growth.
Choose quiet light areas in the background of the flower garden. Penumbra is preferable, since direct sunlight causes leaf burns.
How to prepare the soil and flower for planting
The culture is unpretentious to the soil. The ideal option is slightly acidic soil. To reduce the acidity of soils, add ash and lime. When you need to increase, make peat.
Note! Before planting, the long roots of the seedling are cut, soaked in weak potassium permanganate or growth activator.
Landing procedure step by step
The work is carried out in the following order:
- Dig a hole 50 cm deep.
- Pebbles and sand are laid at the bottom.
- Humus is poured on the drainage layer.
- Abundantly watered.
- Pour some more earth to make a small mound.
- Place a seedling, straighten the roots.
- Sprinkle them with earth. They make sure that the root neck is 5-6 cm deep.
- Tamp the soil, watered.
Planting roses James Galway
Nursing James Galway Rose requires traditional.
Watering rules and humidity
The Englishwoman loves moisture, but excessive watering leads to disease. Watered when the earth dries up.
Note! 5 l of water is enough for one bush, 15 l for climbing.
Top dressing, soil quality
- June - nitrogen fertilizers;
- the first buds are phosphate fertilizers and calcium;
- the end of summer is potassium.
The earth under the bushes is loosened, weeds are removed, mulched.
Pruning and transplanting
- when they want to get a small bush, cut the shoots in half;
- so that the bushes are large, shoots are removed by 1/3. So form a rose-scrub;
- curly roses prune 1/5.
Important! The pruner is disinfected before work, the place of cut is sprinkled with charcoal.
The plant is transplanted to a new place in the fall.
The culture is winter-hardy, but in the northern regions a rose is sheltered for the winter. It is enough to bend the whips to the ground, fix with brackets, cover with a heater.
James Galway rose blooms in waves: periods of flowering give way to peace.
In the second flowering, all the beauty of the rose is manifested. The flowers become especially fragrant, the color is brighter and more saturated.
Care during flowering and after
At the time of flowering, the rose is irrigated more abundantly. Watch the buds. Shake off the rain, as the English varieties do not tolerate it well.
During the rest period, the plant is treated with pesticides from pests. The soil is loosened.
What to do if the rose does not bloom
If the bushes look healthy and there are no flowers, look for reasons:
- not enough light;
- not enough air;
- incorrect irrigation mode, not correct crop;
- the plant has undergone infectious diseases.
Propagated by the usual methods for roses: cuttings, layering, dividing the bush.
Important! Without prejudice to flower growth, propagate it in spring and autumn.
A little more about the methods of propagation of roses:
- cuttings. They are cut in the fall, until spring they are stored in a refrigerator in peat. In the spring, they take root in a jar of water. In April, planted in the ground;
- layering. The scourges are laid in the grooves near the bush, sprinkled with earth. The next year, a branch is cut from the mother bush, transplanted;
- dividing the bush. They dig it out, divide it into parts. Each fragment with root and stems is planted in a new place.
Diseases and Pests
The causes of rose disease are fungi and viruses. Also, the plant becomes a victim of ticks and aphids. Preventive treatment in the spring will protect the rose garden from any adversity.
The English variety James Galway is a permanent resident of Russian rose gardens. The flower is unpretentious, care is not difficult. Pruning, watering, transplanting are common agricultural activities. If you are careful about the flower, it will delight you with its splendor for many years.