IN THE GROUND
Firstly, ensure the soil is moist and weed-free. Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots and ensure the planting depth is correct for your particular plant. Mix Evergreen’s Rose, Tree & Shrub Compost with the soil. Place the plant in the hole and plant firmly, spreading out the roots out and backfilling with the soil/compost mix. Tread around the plant, ensuring it is tight to the ground and water well.
Ensure the plant has been well watered and allow to drain prior to potting. Ensure sufficient space in the new pot to accommodate roots. Remove from the existing pot and place in the new container. Gently pack and lightly firm the compost around the roots. Ensure to water well.
Make sure you select strong, healthy stems from this season’s growth. Fill the seed tray evenly with compost, firm gently and water. Make sloping cuttings above a bud at the top to remove the shoot tip, and below one at the base. Leave one leaf at the top and remove all the lower leaves. Dip the base of the cutting into rooting hormone mixture. Make a hole in the compost and gently insert the cutting, firm compost around it. Cover the seed tray with a clear polythene bag or piece of glass or clear plastic, to maintain an even temperature and retain moisture. Place in a warm area away from direct sunlight until the cuttings have taken.
PLANTING DEPTH FOR ROSES
Bare-root roses - The union, where the shoots meet the roots, should be 1” below the soil.
Standard roses - The knuckle, which is just above the roots should be above soil level.