Rose not planted correctly

I had a rose bought for me and my husband planted it, but it is not deep enough, the graft joint is about 15cms above the ground. The rose is flowering but I am worried that it may be subject to problems later. Should I replant it now, wait until later or leave it as it is?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,246

    I think I'd mound some soil up round it now and replant in the winter.

    but I'm not a rose expert, see what the experts sayimage

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,754

    New husband?  Retraining?

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 12,437

    When was it planted. If it is within a week or so, you could replant it now. Much more than that and I would wait until winter.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ..leave it for now and replant in that the scion is either level with soil or just below [my preference]....  then you could treat it as a bare root rose if you wanted...removing the compost and soil and spreading the roots out...depends how much root ball you get with it.... not a problem at that time of year...

  • Thanks for all your comments, although I'll keep the husband, at least he tried! I will leave it now and replant in the winter.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 14,132

    I'd replant in autumn when the soil is still warm and will encourage new root formation.  Water well before you dig it up and again after replanting.   .   Plant it with the graft join one to two inches below soil level.  Give it a mulch of well rootted compost or manure

    Like mine, your husband needs some training but he scores points for trying.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 12,950

    As nutcutlet says, mound some soil round it and wait for a dormant time. And mound some soil up round husband while you are at it to press the point home.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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