Although a major rose growing and selling company one aspect we have conducted for the benefit of all our customers is research on all aspects of rose growing to make growing of roses easier and with less misconceptions.
Deane Ross was fully aware of the confusion involved with many in the public being told different information and became totally confused with what to do. So he wrote several books on his knowledge of various aspects of rose growing.
Other trials are still underway on watering, mulching, fertilising and spraying with initial findings published on our fact sheets. Please see Rose Problems for this information.
For more accurate information Deane also started our trials with pruning being the first. Dispelling the myths of pruning was vital to make gardening more enjoyable and help make the rose perform to its peak. Deane devised the 50/50 method promoted by many now as the ideal way to prune. Please see fact sheets for more information.