David Austin’s planting advice for periods of exceptionally hot weather
If planting immediately in the ground we advise that you plant your new rose in the evening when the temperature has dropped. Once planted water the rose thoroughly – we recommend 10 litres. Continue to water every evening while the extreme heat continues.
If not planting immediately or planting in a pot we advise that you keep your rose in a shady area and water daily, or twice daily should your rose feel dry (put your finger just beneath top soil level and check moisture)
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By following these simple steps, you will ensure your potted climbing rose gets off to the best possible start.
WHere to plant a potted climbing rose
Select where your rose is going to go. We recommend following these guidelines:
- Make sure the rose has some sun, ideally at least 4 hours of sunlight a day.
- Generally, the more sun the better. However, in the hottest areas, shade from the afternoon sun can be beneficial.
- Ensure the rose has enough space, so that the roots do not suffer from intense competition from neighbouring plants, including trees and hedges.
- Ensure the rose has a structure to 'climb'. You will need to tie the stems onto the supporting structure as it grows.
Roses are incredibly versatile plants and can be planted in an array of different positions.
WHEN TO PLANT Potted ROSES
Potted roses can be planted all year round. The only time we recommend that you don't plant is when the ground is frozen, waterlogged or in drought conditions.
How TO plant a Potted climbing rose
By following these simple steps, you will ensure your potted shrub rose gets off to the best possible start.
There are two stages to deadheading. The first is mainly aesthetic, removing the brown finished blooms so you can enjoy the remaining flowers without interruption. The second stage encourages new blooms and helps to maintain a compact shape.
By following these simple steps, you will ensure your bare root climbing rose gets off to the best possible start.