Bare root Tess of the D in container
Hi all - I’m aware that there’s already been a lot of discussion about trailing roses in containers on this forum 😃Read a fair bit of that already and I want try a Tess of the D this November. I’m planning to put it next to the entrance door. South facing wall. Going to get a David Austin bare root. I have space for a half barrel or even bigger container. My question is - should I go for that large a container directly? Generally the common wisdom is that we should increase the pot size for plants gradually in order to not shock it during replanting so I’m a bit confused about this. Any advice you can provide is highly appreciated.
...you could pot up your bare root rose into a plastic container of suitable size, grow it on in that, and prepare your barrel next Spring.. then at the end of May transplant your rose from the plastic pot.. or for a few pounds extra buy one already done by DA next May, it will be full of buds, and be ready for transplanting to your new pot...
I grow tess in a container. I love the colour but she hasn't got that tall for me... Maybe 1.5m. She repeats well though and has good disease resistance.
I'm. Hoping next year she'll get a hit taller. Quite wide growing.