I use quite a number of tools in the garden. Most have sharp ends and are used for pruning and deadheading blooms on our roses. One tool however, serves a very important role in our garden. It is the garden bucket.
Our garden bucket is white. This time of year it is lined with a trash liner and it accompanies me each morning on my garden walk. As I deadhead, clear beds, remove diseased canes or leaves, I put the debris in the bucket.
This simple process results in clean garden beds which equates to less disease in the garden. When the bucket is full, I tie it up and dispose of it outside the garden. Removal of diseased leaves and other debris from your garden space is just good housekeeping.
The result: Happy healthy beds and of course, beautiful roses!