Disneyland Roses - Winter Protection vs. No Protection - March 2022
I'm putting this in the garden diary here as something to watch this year: if they're ALL doing about the same in terms of growth, then I think we can say: the protection isn't all that valuable. But, even if that's the case, I *still* might keep doing it. Why? Because I HAVE the leaves (my gosh..do we EVER have the leaves) and it is a nice Fall gardening activity.
The downside of this is that the leaves didn't break down AT ALL in the ring. As I'm removing them, I'm hauling them back to the compost pile to be added on this Spring and hopefully begin 'cooking' down to make some of that sweet black gold to be used in the garden next year.