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Planting hole

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 16:46

Verdun   I suggested adding topsoil as Wills said that the bed he's planting the rose in was built 'on an old car park'  and he has added MPC and manure - from that I understood that there was little or no soil in the bed.  Perhaps I've misunderstood. 


David Austin's planting instructions here  http://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/advice-and-inspiration/how-to-plant-a-potted-shrub-rose/ 

Last edited: 15 October 2016 16:48:55

Planting hole

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 16:14

Current thinking is that when planting a shrub or tree it is better not to prepare too large a hole, as this doesn't give the plant something firm to root into and consequently the shrub may be unstable and rock, causing water to settle around the roots and then freeze in the winter and cause damage.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 15:39

Discount Code not accepted...?

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 15:31

Hi - I think your best course of action is to email this address offers@gardenersworld.com 


Good luck 

Planting hole

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 15:15

Hi Wills 


As you're probably finding, multi purpose compost breaks down pretty quickly and becomes quite insubstantial  - I would add as much good topsoil as you can - you can get it in bags from the garden centre or Homebase etc - roses need something a bit more like real soil than just compost and manure.


I agree with Logan about the size of the hole. 


Paul Noel is a pretty rose with a lovely scent - it can grow quite big so be prepared to give it a good support structure to clamber up or over. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 14:33

Well, perhaps Santa will bring him some of his own? 

Planting hole

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 14:29

What's the soil in the planting area like?

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 14:11

DIY - you have obviously always made it look so simple in the past - he thinks any fool can do it 

New GW...??

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 12:41

I've actually never noticed the music other than at the beginning and the end ... I've recorded last night's edition so shall have to listen again 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 12:33

Ooooh I love rare beef Obelix - but this piece of brisket reduced to a fiver was too much of a bargain to pass up, and as I said, it'll not need looking after if we go out.  


We're having breaded pork escalopes today - I'll make a sort of 'slaw' with carrot, celeriac, apple and cabbage to go with them.  


Hello Pam - not seen you around lately - or haven't I been looking properly? 

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