Activity of the Week
Plant a Rose for Valentines Day
We mostly associate roses with Valentines day, especially red ones. So, in celebration of Valentine’s Day, rather than buying a bouquet, look to buy and plant up a rose to mark the occasion in your garden.
Now is the perfect time to plant up a bare root and containerised roses. Ideally, they need to be planted into the ground as soon as you get them home. The soil needs to be neither frozen nor too dry so make sure the conditions are right.
When planting, make sure you apply some well-rotted organic matter in the area you wish to plant it. Dig a hole that is twice the width of the plants roots and the depth should be as deep as the spade’s blade. Place the rose in the centre and fill gently with the excavated soil. Make sure you water well and feed with general or rose specific feed in the spring.