Bare Rooted Roses
There are few plants that can apply modern-contemporary or old world charm to your garden as well as a rose.
Planting bare rooted roses into your garden is a cost effective, simple and easy way for you to establish roses in your garden. Planting these roses now is the time to have your roses established in your garden before spring and our usually hot summer.
You can now take advantage of these points with our current stock of a superb variety of bare rooted roses for you to plant into your garden. The grafted 'standards', 'climbers' and a full range of shrub types are now available. Included among our rose collection, we have a quite a large variety of the famous David Austin Heritage Roses. These roses will give your garden the flair, scents and forms to suit you and impress others. These roses are fully frost hardy and ready for you to plant into your garden now.
We also have a fantastic range of locally grown cold climate plants, seedlings, raised vegetable gardens, summer flowing annuals, hedging plants, perennials, herbs, flowers, climbing plants, indoor plants and many more! Call us or come down and see our nursery stock in Goulburn to find what you’re after.
Planting Bare Rooted Roses
If you are unable to plant your bare rooted roses for a while after purchasing them, it's important to protect them until you can tend to the task. The most important consideration is to protect the buds and keeping the roots moist. Open any plastic wrapping around bare roots, and refresh roots in a bucket of water if you will plant them within 12 hours. Otherwise, sprinkle roots with water and leave them wrapped in plastic for a few days, while keeping the roots in darkness.
Alternatively, if you need additional time before planting, it's best to 'heel' them in a bare spot in the garden or the kid's sand pit is a practical option. Other materials that can be used to cover the roots and keeping them moist are water soaked wood shaving, saw dust, or sphagnum moss, in a large pot. Either convenient way, water your bare rooted rose as often as necessary to keep the roots moist. Then plant as early as possible to avoid damaging new roots and top growth.
To provide your roses with the right environment to promote good health and vigorous growth, you need to provide a location where they'll receive at least six hours of sun in the summer. The site should be permanent, away from competing trees and shrubs to provide an good air flow through the foliage. This will assist in the control or avoidance of many diseases and pest infestation.
Note: if you are intending to plant your new rose in a pot, do not re-use the existing potting mix. Re-using potting mixes is not recommended increase the risk of re-infecting your new rose with a soil borne disease.
1. Planting your bare rooted trees and shrubs as soon as possible after purchase is most desirable. Doing so, it is likely to enable you to plant your tree without fuss. However, depending on the durration of the roots being exposed, it may be beneficial to soak the roots in a bucket of water for about least two hours. Do not soak the roots soaking in water any longer than 12 hours. Prune roots that are broken, injured, or too long.
2. Dig a hole deeper and wider than required to accommodate the roots to allow the addition of compost and/or manure, keeping the backfill close. Add two shovels of composted manure or compost to the hole, then mix it into the bottom soil forming an inverted cone in the bottom of the hole. Set the plant in the hole and spread the roots evenly around it.
- grafted roses; position the plant so that the graft union, the swelling near the base of the plant where the top part of the plant joins the 'rootstock', is well above the soil surface.
- own-rooted roses differ from grafted or budded stock. These are grown from cuttings, they develop their own root systems and therefore, don't have a knobby graft union. Simply plant them about 20mm to 30mm deeper than they were previously planted. This location is easily identified by either a soil mark, or a yellowing of the stem.
3. Backfill the planting hole two-thirds full, add water, then allow it to drain. This helps settle the soil. Fill the hole with more soil; water again.
4. Prune new roses back by one-third to concentrate the plant's energy in growing roots; remove any dead or broken wood to foster strong canes. When planting container-grown roses, keep pruning to a minimum at planting time. Wait several weeks until leaves develop and canes resume growing, then feed with a quality fertiliser.
The Gehl Garden Centre staff are always happy to give further information regarding all of your garden requirements, fertilisers, mulching, watering, pests, diseases and any other associated issues concerning you. We are always happy to help.