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7 Steps To Plant A Bare Root Rose

8 Jun, 2018

Step 1: Remove the Rose from its wrapper, shake off the sawdust (into your compost bin) and place the bare roots into a bucket of water with a seaweed solution in it.

Step 2: Dig a hole. About 30cm wide x 30cm deep. 

Step 3: Make a mound of soil at the bottom of the hole for the roots to be placed over. (Making sure that graft on the rose remains above the finished soil level once back filled.)

Step 4: Backfill the hole making sure that the soil makes good contact with the roots and there are no air pockets left around the roots.

Step 5: Water in well. It’s a good idea to water your newly planted Rose in with a Seaweed solution which will help get the Rose off to good start.

Step 6: Mulch around the Rose keeping the mulch away from the stem.

Step 7: Prune back your newly planted Rose, looking for strong outward facing buds, prune on an angle away from the bud so that water runs away from the bud.