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24/11/2011 at 15:29
I found this very helpful as i was unsure of whether to bury the stems very deep.
24/11/2011 at 15:29
I found this very helpful, as i have quite a few bare roots to plant, but wasnt sure what to do with them during this snow and freezing temps.
15/12/2011 at 15:18
can I plant a bare root rose in a tub/pot ?
21/03/2012 at 18:39
23/03/2012 at 16:31
can i plant a new rose in an old rose site? i removed the old rose earlier in the year.
23/03/2012 at 18:53

yes as long as the old rose didnt have any diseases....

23/03/2012 at 20:08
If you want to plant new roses where roses have previously been growing , the it is advisable to change the soil . This can be done by taking soil from somewhere in the garden that roses haven;t been grown before , or buying sterilised top soil and using this to grow new roses . If you don;t do this you run the risk of getting what is known as rose sickness and the roses don;t do very well .So my advise is definitely change the soil for the best possible results.
03/12/2012 at 02:45
30/04/2013 at 10:30

Do you prune back the stems of a bare root rose. Mine has a green waxy substance on the larger stems. 

08/10/2013 at 20:34
do bare root roses establish quicker than pot grown ones ?
25/01/2014 at 11:19
I brought some new roses with fresh new growth on them, can I plant them now and leave them, plant and cut back in to old growth or wait.
25/01/2014 at 13:47

I would plant now and prune in late February - we may well get a cold snap before then, and any new growth might get nipped back so if you prune then it will give the resulting new growth a better chance 

25/01/2014 at 14:54

Agree with Dove and I'd also suggest planting them a little deeper to cover and protect potential buds at the bottom of the stems.  Some new roses arrived at about this time last year and had rather a lot of fresh growth on them which was later killed by frosts.  I was experimenting with planting depth at the time and out of the 4, the 2 I planted deeper sent up new shoots from the buried stems in the spring and flowered just fine.  The two planted with the graft at soil level died.

26/05/2014 at 17:27

I have just planted a bare-root rose that I had heeled in. Do I prune the new growth it put on while I was waiting to or feed and keep watering. It does not look happy

26/05/2014 at 18:45

moyia i'm not an expert but Id not just yet, plant it deep with microrhizal funghi and plaenty of horse poo, give it a nice feed and i think it should perk up within a week or 2

03/04/2015 at 09:48

I am planting bare rooted roses ( and fruit tees for that matter) now - beginning of April. I am in Greece and the soil is already nice and warm. I got the roses with wax on and have pruned back to just over the top of a bud. Have I done right?

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