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Care instructions for new roses

 

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Planting instructions for new roses
 
"By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail." Benjamin Franklin
 
Select a sunny location with minimum 5 hours sun per day and away from invasive roots of trees. 

Plant in well drained soil.  Clay is great, especially when blended with quality compost.
 
BARE-ROOTED ROSES:
 
1. Soak bare-rooted rose in seaweed solution for no longer than 24hrs prior to planting.
2. Dig a wide, rough-edged hole (75 x 75cms) and deep enough so that the bud union sits just above ground level.
3. Create a mound of friable soil mix at the base - fan the roots over the mound.
4. Backfill and firmly tamp soil around bud union
5. Water well (2 buckets) with seaweed solution (sachet supplied)
6. DO NOT FERTILISE until SPRING and DO NOT OVERWATER.
 
POTTED ROSES:
1. Soak the rose well before planting.
2. Dig a hole double the width of the pot and deeper than the potted rose.
4. Place rose is hole – no need to loosen roots
5. Make sure bud union is just above the existing soil level.
6. Water well (2 buckets) then pour over seaweed solution (sachet supplied)
7. DO NOT FERTILISE at planting and DO NOT OVERWATER.
 
Start organic rose management immediately after planting then monthly thereafter.
Fortnightly applications of seaweed solutions is highly recommended to help root development and vigour.
Mulch with lucerne, pea straw or a good pine bark - keep mulch 10cm away from stem.

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