TIME TO PRUNE ROSES
Bring fresh colour to your patio
While your rose is standing in water, place crocks in its new container and add John Innes No3 and well-rotted manure or compost.
Slide the rose from its pot and check that its roots are healthy and undamaged. Carefully spread them out before planting.
Add the rest of the compost so the plant’s knobbly graft sits just above the top of the soil. Firm the compost to help anchor the plant.
Water your rose well and don’t let it dry out while it gets established. Keep the compost free of weeds, too.