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Planting bare root roses

peteSpeteS Posts: 884
My recent order from DA has just arrived along with a little information booklet on how to plant etc. But it doesn't make clear whether you can bend the roots around the bottom of the hole, or if they should remain vertical. 


  • OmoriOmori Posts: 1,660
    You can kind of splay the roots out a bit but I wouldn’t bend them around. It’s better to dig a big enough hole to properly accommodate the roots. Proper preparation now will pay off later 🌹
  • peteSpeteS Posts: 884
    Never realised how deep a 16" hole was. Anyway apart from a couple of tentacle like roots on the Windflower, I think I've managed more or less to keep them upright.
  • OmoriOmori Posts: 1,660
    Sounds like you’ll be enjoying lots of lovely roses, feel free to post photos on the Rose thread if you feel like it 🙂
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