Can I or should I plant bare root shrubs and roses, even though a frost is forecast for Thurdsday night?
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Hi If anyone could help I'd be really grateful.
I have several bare root shrubs and roses that have arrived but the ground is frosty. Should I store them, temporarily pot them up, or temporarily plant them close together in a fairly sheltered spot (I have a spot that does thaw well during the day if there is a frost) until I can permanently plant them? If I do temporarily plant them would be a good idea to cover the ground with compost/straw etc to keep the roots warmer? I'm a bit new to this way of planting and a bit scared of killing them.
Thank you so much, I want to give them the best start I can!
The plants are:
Euonymus alatus, viburnum opulus, chaenomeles, forsythia and climbing roses, just in case they need different treatment!
- 10 Dec, 2008