My garden is covered in snow, the ground is frozen and my bare root roses have arrived. What should I do?
If your bare root roses arrive during bad weather then don’t panic. As they are live plants they will need to be cared for, but because we only ship bare root plants whilst they’re in their dormant state you will have some time before having to plant in their final position. If left unopened within their packaging bare root roses will come to no harm for a week to 10 days. If it is likely to be longer before you are able to plant, then the plants should be taken out of their packaging, the roots moistened and then temporarily planted in either moist compost or sand in a large cardboard box, pot or even plastic bag.