If it’s been a ‘good year for the roses’ and they’ve been producing lots of flowers it’s ideal to give them another granular fertiliser feed between late June or early July.
Keep checking for vigorous plants that might be starting to smother the rose plant. These can be cut back as needed.
It’s always inspirational to look at other gardens for inspiration. In particular, make a note of annuals, biennials and perennials planted with their roses. This can encourage you to add new plants to your next year.
During summer it’s the key time to check the soil at the base of the plant. If it’s dry, water it first thing in the morning to give it the moisture it needs. Otherwise, watering early evening in warm conditions attracts slugs and snails who love dark, warm, moist conditions. Although these pests don’t affect roses, they can cause havoc with other plants growing with them.