- watering can or garden hose
- mycorrhizal fungi
- gardening gloves
Step 1: Prepare the Location
Dig a bucketful of organic matter into your proposed planting area. Then dig a hole a little deeper and twice the diameter of the container in which your rose is growing.
Step 2: Check Depth of the Hole
Place the rose, in its pot, into the hole. Using a cane, ensure the graft union (swelling at base of the stems) will be below the surface, or slightly above in heavy soil. Add fertilizer to the excavated soil.
Step 3: Water the Rose
Water the rose and leave to drain before removing from its pot. Apply mycorrhizal fungi to the base of the hole according to the directions—this will aid root growth.
Step 4: Place Rose in the Hole
Wearing gloves, place the rose in the hole. Backfill around the root ball with the excavated soil, and firm in gently around the stems with your hands. Water in well.
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