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macfallmacfall Posts: 32
I have a patio rose in my border, and I need to move it to a pot.  What compost is best for this rose, I was thinking about a John Innes or is there a special one for roses.  You have helped me in the past, so I thank you. 


  • bcpathomebcpathome Posts: 1,268
    I use John Innes and grit .Make sure your pot is big enough for the roots to be comfortable.I’m sure others will have other ideas ,but that’s what I do .
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,940
    J.Innes No. 3 mixed with a bit of manure/homemade compost/grit is best for roses. It's got more oomph for long term pots.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • macfallmacfall Posts: 32
    Thank you both, I never thought about grit, but it makes sense.
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