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20/11/2013 at 20:42

When planting roses should you leave the grafted point above soil level, or bury it beneath the soil?

20/11/2013 at 21:29

Bury it about 2 inches/5cms below soil level.

21/11/2013 at 07:56

Yes, I agree with Obelixx.

Received wisdom on this point has changed - when I was a lass Percy Thrower would tell us to ensure the graft point was above the soil.  I think this allowed a lot of wind-rock which encouraged suckering.

Far better to keep that union buried and firm the plant in well. 

21/11/2013 at 09:39

Thanks for this. I wasn't sure of burying the graft encouraged suckering or the other way round. I'll plant it below soil level.

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