Why use it?
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.
• 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.
Hints and Tips
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.
How to use
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.
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
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.
Westland Rose Food is great for use all around the garden. It is particularly suitable for garden shrubs or fruit trees and bushes as it contains lots of the nutrients these plants need to perform really well.