To plant, first soak the roots in a bucket of water Prepare the ground by digging over the soil to at least 30cm. Break up the soil beneath with a fork to give the roots a good chance to grow down. The hole needs to be big enough to spread the roots out evenly. During a dry season, fill the hole with water and let it soak away before planting. Place a mixture of compost, earth and some feed (well-rotted manure or bonemeal) in the base of the hole. Plant the rose so that the neck of the plant is level with the existing ground. Fill around the sides with the rest of the compost and earth mix. Water in.