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lizfin80lizfin80 Posts: 5
I’m confused! On March 8th edition Monty did a segment on planting bare root grafted roses. He recommended that it be planted so that the graft is covered in soil. I’ve been doing it all wrong as the RHS site suggests planting so that the soil covers the graft. Which is the correct advice? Many thanks 
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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,860
    Hello lizfin. They both mean the same thing.
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  • lizfin80lizfin80 Posts: 5
    Apologies! See how confused I am?!
    Monty says the graft should be covered. The RHS says it shouldn’t. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,422
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  • lizfin80lizfin80 Posts: 5
    Coooo. Coooo!
    that’ll do for me too. Huge thanks Dovefromabove. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,422
    lizfin80 said:
    Coooo. Coooo!
    that’ll do for me too. Huge thanks Dovefromabove. 

     B)  👍 
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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,466
    I go by David Austin too, cover it. It used to be thought that roses produced more suckers if the graft was covered - or was it the other way around? I'm getting confused too! The graft covering question is something that comes up quite often.
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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,624
    I have a David Austin (bare root) rose to plant, so l watched with interest. All of the roses l have planted in recent years have been container ones that l planted the same depth as they were in the pot. When Monty said to bury the graft, l couldn't remember hearing that before,  so l checked the David Austin site as well. If they say cover it, l tend to follow them.
  • Hampshire_HogHampshire_Hog Hampshire Coast 100m from the seaPosts: 1,089
    You bury the graft one to three inches below the soil this helps stop any new growth coming from the root stock and not the grafted top part.

    I was taught this by my grandfather many years ago and also to mulch with three or four inches of at least two year old horse manure right up to / over the plant, not as they often suggest nowadays just around but not touching.

    "You don't stop gardening because you get old, you get old because you stop gardening." - The Hampshire Hog
  • lizfin80lizfin80 Posts: 5
    Thanks everyone. My first query - I’m well impressed with the response. Confirms my belief that gardeners are just plain lovely people. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,422
     :) 👍 
    Good to meet you @lizfin80
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