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How do I plant a container rose?

All roses will arrive with planting instructions.

We recommend watering plants well before planting them, especially during hot weather.

Before removing the rose from its pot prepare your hole by ensuring that it is large enough to accommodate the pot with a little extra space around it and that the rose will sit at the correct depth. All roses should be planted so that the graft point (union) is about an inch below the surface of the soil. This is to reduce the possibility of suckers developing which could shoot from below the graft point. It also reduces the risk of the plant being rocked by strong winds which can damage root systems. Once the hole is prepared, the rose can be removed from the pot and placed in the planting hole. Once planted firm the soil with your heal and water well until established. For full planting instructions please visit our planting advice page here.

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The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas

Plant Centre Development The Rosarium restaurant and new plant house at our Garden Centre in Attleborough, Norfolk were part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and officially opened May 2019