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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:03 pm    Post subject: Potting Roses Reply with quote

I received some bare root roses during the last week of november but have held off planting due to snowy weather.
I had to bite the bullet and pot them in the shed as I couldn't leave longer than a week.
My question regards the lenght of time I can leave them potted before planting out. I thought maybe February? They are ramblers and quite hardy looking

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To update this, looking at another post on this site I've realised that what I've done is to heel-in the plants. I have not used standard pots but loosely packed the plants with topsoil and compost and watered well.
I also soaked them overnight in water.
So I guess from what I've gathered here that I can plant out at any time over the next month or so, once the weather has improved.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your planting window with bare-root plants is usually Mid-October through to mid-March.
If you get workable soil (not frozen, nor waterlogged) during that period, then get them in.
Remember to keep them well watered for the first year until they establish.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice. It's good to know that I can plant these as late as that. I will get them in asap
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