Looking to find the best way to plant your bare root rose? Read on to give it the best start in life.
- Ensure the ground is frost-free and viable.
- Use a mix of John Innes No.3 potting compost, multi-purpose compost and good quality planting mixture.
- Remove any stones or weeds from the soil mix if planting in the ground and ensure the rose has enough space.
Planting your bare root rose
Step 1: Rehydrate the roots by soaking them in water for an hour. Time your soaking so that you can leave the roots in water until the minute you’re ready to plant your rose.
Step 2: Dig a hole in the soil big enough to fit the roots in. Approximately 40cm x 40cm
Step 3: Place the bare root rose in the hole whilst sprinkling a little plant mixture on the roots. We recommend the rose sits a couple of inches below the rim of the pot or alternatively below the top of the hole.
Step 4: Fill in around the rose with compost and gently firm. Finally, water your newly planted bare root rose generously, allowing moisture to penetrate the soil and roots.
When planting your rose, try not to bury the green stems.