By following these simple steps, you will ensure your bare root climbing rose gets off to the best possible start.
Where to plant a bare root climbing rose
Select where your rose is going to go. We recommend following these guidelines:
- Make sure the rose has some sun, ideally at least 4 hours of sunlight a day.
- Generally, the more sun the better. However, in the hottest areas, shade from the afternoon sun can be beneficial.
- Ensure the rose has enough space, so that the roots do not suffer from intense competition from neighboring plants, including trees and hedges.
- Ensure the rose has a structure to 'climb'. You will need to tie the stems onto the supporting structure as it grows.
Climbing roses are incredibly versatile plants and can be planted and trained in a variety of ways.
WHEN TO PLANT bare root ROSES
Due to its dormant state, a bare root rose is only suitable for planting between January and May, depending on your zone. The only time we recommend that you don't plant is when the ground is frozen or waterlogged.
How TO plant a bare root CLIMBING ROSE
By following these simple steps, you will ensure your potted shrub rose gets off to the best possible start.
There are two stages to deadheading. The first is mainly aesthetic, removing the brown finished blooms so you can enjoy the remaining flowers without interruption. The second stage encourages new blooms and helps to maintain a compact shape.
By following these simple steps, you will ensure your bare root shrub rose gets off to the best possible start.
Pruning is arguably the most important job you can do for your roses. It gives your rose shape, structure and encourages new blooms for the season ahead. In this video, our Head Gardener, Steve, will show you how to prune an established climbing rose. When we use the term ‘established’ we mean a rose that has flowered for two or more years