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How to plant a: Rose or a Shrub or a Tree
Planting a container grown Rose:
Dig the soil over well and make a hole twice the width of the container and one and a half times it's depth.
Water the container well (soak in a bucket if necessary) and press the soil down firmly, and tap plant out.
Be careful to keep the soil around the root system.
Lower the plant into the hole and firm the soil around the plant.
Sometimes when roses are supplied in a pot the union of the rose may be a little higher than advised. When planting make sure that when the soil has settled the union rests on the surface. Keep well watered.
Unless advised otherwise by the supplier it should be assumed that the rose(s) will be in compost that has a slow release fertilizer included. So be careful not to over feed.
Keep well watered.

Bare rooted plants:
Spread out the roots and dig a hole wide enough and deep enough to accommodate them. fork the soil round the hole to loosen it. Place your plant in the hole and fill in with with soil and a "Rose, Tree & Shrub Compost" mix (or a soil and peat/bonemeal mix).
Keep well watered.

Planting a container grown Shrub:
Dig the soil over well and make a hole twice the width of the container and one and a half times it's depth.
Add a "Rose, Tree & Shrub Compost" or a peat/bonemeal mixture to the hole and fork lightly into the soil in the base of the pit.
Water the container well (soak in a bucket if necessary) and press the soil down firmly, and tap plant out.
Be careful to keep the soil around the root system - if rootbound tease out some of the root system.
Lower the plant into the hole and firm the soil around the plant.
Keep well watered.

Bare rooted plants:
Spread out the roots and dig a hole wide enough and deep enough to accommodate them. fork the soil round the hole to loosen it. Place your plant in the hole and fill in with with soil and a "Rose, Tree & Shrub Compost" mix (or a soil and peat/bonemeal mix).
Keep well watered
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Planting a container grown Tree:
Dig the soil over well and make a hole twice the width of the container and one and a half times it's depth.
Add a "Rose, Tree & Shrub Compost" or a peat/bonemeal mixture to the hole and fork lightly into the soil in the base of the pit
Water the container well (soak in a bucket if necessary) and press the soil down firmly, and tap plant out.
Be careful to keep the soil around the root system - if rootbound tease out some of the root system.
Hammer a tree stake into the hole, just off-centre - if your site is very windy a second stake may be necessary.
Lower the plant into the hole and firm the soil around the plant.
Sometimes when trees are supplied in a pot the graft point of the tree may be a little higher than advised. When planting make sure that when the soil has settled the graft lies just above the surface.
Keep well watered.

Bare rooted plants:
Spread out the roots and dig a hole wide enough and deep enough to accommodate them. fork the soil round the hole to loosen it. Place your plant in the hole and fill in with with soil and a "Rose, Tree & Shrub Compost" mix (or a soil and peat/bonemeal mix).
Keep well watered.
I hope you find these information sheets helpful as a basic guide.


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