The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, the frost is thawing. That’s right, it’s almost spring! It’s finally warm enough for us to get out our gloves and start planning our gardens for the new season.
Here’s what to plant in March, from fruits and vegetables to summer flowering bulbs.
Bare Root Roses
March is the last month you can plant your bare-root roses. Plant in well-drained and rich soil for gorgeous blooms throughout the spring and summer.
Gladioli bulbs and corms are essential for summer garden displays. Their tall and colourful blooms add plenty of texture and excitement to beds and borders, as well as attracting wildlife! Plant your bulbs this month into position for a striking show come summer.
A truly classic English beauty. With beautiful scents and long-flowering blooms, Roses are a treasure in the summer garden. Since autumn is the ideal season to plant Roses (bare root or potted), keep reading to discover where to plant Roses in the garden with our handy gardening guide.
Miniature Roses are the perfect compact plants for adding fragrance and colour to patio pots and containers. Place the pots near doorways so you can enjoy their aromatic scent!
Beautiful and fragrant, roses are a staple of the British summer garden. From climbing to compact varieties, roses can be grown to fill pots, create hedging or climb walls and fences; the possibilities are endless!
Many of our roses are supplied in bare root form, and those unfamiliar with bare root Roses can be taken aback when first encountering them. To make your gardening jobs easier, we’ve created this essential guide to planting bare root roses, and what time of year to do so.
What is a bare root Rose?
Sourced from the best growers, our selection of Bare root Roses are supplied dormant without foliage or flowers and without soil or pot.
When do you plant bare root Roses?
Late autumn, late winter and early spring are the best times for planting bare rootRoses. These times allow the Rose to establish in the ground before their growth resumes in the spring season.
Tip: Avoid planting bare root Roses in the late winter when the ground is frozen.
How do you plant bare root Roses?
Learn how to grow beautiful summer Roses with our step by step planting guide:
Roses love growing in full sun, but most will thrive and bloom happily with four hours or more of good sun daily.
Make sure that the hole is wide enough for the roots to comfortably spread out and deep enough so that the graft point will be about an inch below soil level.
Add some well-rotted manure/compost to the bottom of the hole and add fertiliser of your choice.
Place the bare root Rose into the hole and firm it in (make sure that graft is at soil level).
Keep on top of watering
Water well after planting, and then water at least once a week after growth commences.
Trim or remove any thin, weak stems that can effect the Rose’s growth.