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.

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