Posted: 18/06/2014 at 16:47
Bev, remember, bare rooted roses cost much less than those in pots.....this is because they are grown in an open field and thus it involves less labour costs. The downside is that they can only be bought when they are dormant, whilst pot-grown can be bought & planted all year round.
For me, I think bare-rooted bushes make for a better eventual plant.
Peter Beale is my favourite supplier.