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Bare Root Roses
These are plants in their dormant state, bare root roses are delivered between November to the start of April. Note any purchases made outside these times will be dispatched the following November. Stems are approximately 6 to 12 inches long and the roots will be bare (without soil). We lift the roses fresh from the field just prior to dispatch to allow minimal storage and we only send first grade quality plants. They are then packed in wax-lined waterproof sacks and each rose has its own descriptive colour label. In addition every order will have a free booklet: ‘Guide on How to Grow Roses’.
Why choose a bare root rose?
They are much easier to transport so tend to be a cheaper option than buying them in pots. They are usually planted in the Autumn or Winter giving them plenty of time to establish a good root system for the following growing season, whilst container roses planted in summer tend to need a lot more attention, especially watering to get them going. Also with modern day worries of man made composts and plastics they are a far better option for our environment. Therefore many professional gardeners prefer bare root plants, over the now ever popular potted rose.