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  • Enriched with horse manure
  • Bigger blooms
  • Helps prevent disease
  • Adds organic matter
  • NPK 4-3.5-7 + trace nutrients

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  • Product Details
  • How to use
  • Tips & Advice

Why Use

Your roses need the very best to flourish and that’s why we’ve created Westland Rose Food, containing the key nutrients roses need to produce a fantastic show of beautiful blooms. Gardeners have long known that roses love horse manure and now there’s a simple, mess-free way to reap the benefits by using Westland Rose Food.

Benefits of adding horse manure

Incorporating organic matter into soil helps improve soil structure and reduces compaction. It improves soil’s ability to hold onto nutrients and moisture encouraging beneficial organisms such as earthworms and friendly bacteria to thrive. Roses in particular thrive when soil is enriched with manure.

What to Expect

Roses will produce even more blooms and will have improved resistance to disease. Soil conditions will improve due to retention of moisture and nutrients.

Where to Use

For planting and feeding roses all around the garden as a general use plant fertiliser and soil enricher

How to Use

Established Roses

A gardener working rose manure pellets into the soil around a plant.

Use 1-2 handfuls (25–50g) per rose bush, scattering the pellets evenly over the soil around the base of the plant. Work the pellets into the soil and water if dry to encourage the feed to start working.

 

For best results we recommend

A first feed in spring once the roses have started into new growth, to ensure a first flush of quality blooms. A second feed in summer after the first flush of flowers has faded, to encourage even more blooms to form.

New Roses

A rose being planted into a hole using rose manure.

When planting new roses, incorporating Westland Rose Food into the planting soil will ensure they establish fully and quickly develop into healthy, bountiful plants. Mix 1–2 handfuls (25–50g) of Westland Rose Food into the soil at the bottom of the planting hole.

 

Small, large or climbing roses

An image of a rose with an abundant display of flowers.

Adjust the amount of Westland Rose Food you apply according to the size of the rose; less for very small roses, more for very large and climbing roses.

 

 

Other plants

A gardener using rose food around other plants in the garden.

Westland Rose Food is great for use all around the garden. It is particularly suitable for garden shrubs or fruit trees and bu shes as it contains lots of the nutrients these plants need to perform really well.

Tips for Better Results

Removing old and failing blooms, or dead-heading, encourages new blooms to form and extends the flowering season.
Watering roses in dry spells reduces stress and encourages Westland Rose Food to release more potassium. This helps
prevent mildew. Mulching around roses suppresses weeds, retains soil moisture, and helps the friendly bugs and earthworms in your garden soil release all the goodness of Westland Rose Food.

 

General Advice

  • Safe for use in gardens where children and pets are present. Some dogs do however, like to eat manure. If this is the case make sure all the pellets are thoroughly worked down into the soil
  • Keep pellets off plant stems, foliage and flowers
  • Do not exceed the recommended application rate. Increasing the dosage may result in damage to plants
  • Store in a cool, dry, frost-free place, out of reach of children and pets
  • The use of gloves is recommended when handling the pellets. Wash hands and exposed skin after use

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can my children & pets go into the treated area?

A. Yes, children and pets can return to the treated areas after application. However some dogs will be attracted to try and eat the product. There should be no harmful effect however to avoid this mix well with the soil

Q. Can I use this for any other plants in my garden?

A. Yes, apply as per pack advice for established roses

Q. What should I do if I put on too much of the product?

A. Remove any visible granules and heavily water the area to dissolve and wash through excess product

For any other questions or advice please contact our Technical Advice line on:  01480 443789 (Mon-Fri 9am- 5pm) or email customerservice@westlandhorticulture.com

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