For those of you who love roses like Colin and want to add more to your existing collection, or take better care of the ones that you already have, take note. Colin has the perfect solution to get them off to a flying start and to keep them healthy and looking great all year round.

New Black Marvel Rose Compost and Planting Mix is a premium Australian Standard organic compost specifically formulated for building up and improving sandy soils, including new or existing rose garden beds.

Simply mix one part Black Marvel Rose Compost and Planting Mix with three parts of the existing garden soil in the bottom of the planting hole and also with the soil used for backfilling around the rose. Remember to always add some Ezi-Wet Soil Wetter to further reduce water loss and plant stress.

Black Marvel contains beneficial Micro Flora that feed on the spores of fungi helping to reducing the incidence of black spot and powdery mildew.

For established roses apply a 15-20cm thick layer of compost and planting mix over the soil and gently work it into the soil, taking care to avoid disturbing the plants roots. Richgro Black Marvel Premium Rose Food is also included in the planting mix. This fertiliser is specifically designed for the optimum growth of roses providing all the essential nutrients and trace elements that your roses need to thrive all year round

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