Are you ready to plant your roses?
YES - Before planting your bare root rose, you will need to soak it for a minimum of two hours.
NO - Keep the inner bag sealed and in a cool place until you are ready to plant. Plant within two weeks of receipt.
PLEASE NOTE: If you ordered more than one rose, they will be tied together. Be sure to separate them before planting.
how to plant your rose
YOU WILL NEED
Garden fork & spade
Soil improver (or well-rotted manure)
QUICK PLANTING GUIDE
Feed your rose twice a year, once in early April and then again after the first flush of flowers in July. Sprinkle 30g of feed onto the soil around the base of the rose, spreading to the width of the canopy. Mix into the surrounding soil and water generously. For more information on feeding, watch our handy video guide here.
During the flowering season remove a finished bloom by pinching or cutting off the flower just below where the base of the flower joins the stem. After a flush of flowers, remove the finished flower heads by cutting the stem just above the first leaf with five leaflets, creating a rounded shape as you go. For more information on how to deadhead your roses, watch our handy video guide here.
After feeding your rose, water the surrounding soil and then apply a 1-2" layer of mulch around the base of the rose, spreading it to the width of the canopy. For mulch use a soil improver, garden compost or well-rotted manure. For more information on mulching your roses watch our helpful video here.
To keep roses healthy, we recommend spraying with Fungus Clear Ultra, up to five times a year between April and September, at regular intervals. Ideally spray in the morning or evening on a dry, still and overcast day and always follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully.
QUICK GUIDE TO WATERING
You are unlikey to need to water in spring. In a prolonged dry spell, however, you should remember to water recently planted roses and roses in pots and containers.
Water every other week throughout the summer months. Recently planted roses will need watering twice a week to help them establish. Roses in pots and containers will beed watering every other day.
Water twice as often in really hot weather.