If you are the proud owner of a new potted rose 🌹 – make sure you treat your new possession with care. Preparation is key.
- 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.
Step 1: Before planting your potted rose, remove all plastic packaging/wrapping and rehydrate the rose by watering generously.
Step 2: Dig a hole big enough to hold the roots. If planting in the ground, we recommend breaking the soil at the base of the hole.
Step 3: Sprinkle a little planting mixture at the bottom and place the rose in the hole. 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 rose generously, allowing moisture to penetrate the soil and roots.
Roses planted in pots will need to be watered a lot more frequently. Potted roses are available most of the year and can be planted year round apart from frost.