Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Hi, I was sent two bare-root climbing roses for my birthday (var. Claire Austen) - they arrived in early April, one of them I planted (with lots of tender loving care in a beautifully prepared hole!) straight away as I had a spot for it, the other I just stuck in a container full of compost to keep it alive until I could figure out where to put it. Oddly enough, the one in the container is thriving just as vigorously as the one I planted in the ground! I have now ordered a rose arch and it will arrive in a couple of weeks - is it ok to plant the rose at this time of year (it's got loads of new shoots and leaves), or would it be less traumatic to the plant if I wait until late winter next year when it's dormant?
- 24 May, 2010