NATURAL AUSTRALIAN BEAUTY 1. Blooming in late spring, colourful foxgloves infuse any garden with a cottagey mood. Plant in part-shade and leave to self-seed, year after year. Roses are part of Walter Duncans pedigree -hes been growing and exhibiting them since 1963. An active member of the Rose Society of South Australia, he also designed the Old Rose section of the Adelaide International Rose Garden. Follow his tried and tested tips to get the best from yours: 1 Prepare the ground in full sun, a month or more before planting. Landscape design ideas 2 Dig a hole to comfortably contain the roots and allow the bud union to be at soil level. 3 Dont fertilise when planting, but apply fertiliser after good growth is evident in mid-December. Fertilise established roses in A mid-September. 4 Watch for black spot and mildew in September and spray with suitable fungicide regularly every two weeks in humid climates, less frequently in dry summer zones. 5 Apply mulch to conserve water during summer and keep water up during hot spells for constant flowering.
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