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I found this very helpful as i was unsure of whether to bury the stems very deep.
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.
can I plant a bare root rose in a tub/pot ?
can i plant a new rose in an old rose site? i removed the old rose earlier in the year.



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

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.

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

do bare root roses establish quicker than pot grown ones ?
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.

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 


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.

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

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


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?

When can I repot a rose please? I have a rose that is unhappy and I would like to put into a large pot instead, can I do it now?

I wouldn't disturb it now as it'll be more or less dormant.  I'd do it in late February, just as it's waking up and starting into growth.  Use John Innes No 3 soil based compost. You can do it's spring pruning at the same time.

If it's in a pot at the moment I'd just wrap the pot in a couple of layers of bubblewrap to protect the pot and roots from any severe frosts until you re-pot it.

Rholda, yes you can repot now.   ideal time for it.   the best roses are now supplied bare root at this time of year.