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How to Plant Bare root Roses

02 October 2014 | Posted in Gardening by The Unwins Family

Bare root roses are great value, and now is one of the best times to plant them. Follow our easy steps to success.

  • Before you plant your rose, soak the roots in a bucket of cold water for a couple of hours.
  • Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without cramping them.
  • Loosen the soil at the bottom of the hole and add soil improver if necessary.
  • Position the rose centrally in the planting hole with the graft union level with the soil surface.
  • The Graft Union is the point where a grafted stem is joined to a rootstock; this is easily recognised by the bulge on the stem.
  • Position the rose at the same depth as it was at the nursery; this is usually easy to spot because of the dark soil mark on the stem.
  • Fill the planting hole with soil to cover the rose’s roots and firm in gently.
  • Water well to settle soil around the roots.
  • Water all newly planted roses regularly, at least weekly, until well established, and keep the area around your new roses free of weeds.

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