Planting instructions for patio roses:
1) Before placing your rose on your patio or repotting it, immerse the pot in a bucket of water for five minutes.
2) Give the rose plenty of water after repotting it.
3) If you intend to leave the rose in its present pot, place a dish under the pot to prevent the risk of your rose drying out.
4) Avoid full sunshine on hot sunny days (+24°C).
5) Water your rose every day on hot sunny days (+24°C). If you have placed a dish under the pot, fill it with water too.
6) Remove dead flowers.
7) When all the flowers along a branch have died, prune back the branch halfway to encourage the growth of new flowers.
8) Manure or fertiliser will improve flowering. If you use a fertiliser, preferably use a slow-release fertiliser (osmocote).
9) The rose can be planted in your garden in autumn. See the planting instructions for garden roses.
Planting instructions for garden roses:
1) Plant the rose in a sunny spot with at least four hours of sunshine a day. Make sure there is enough room around the rose.
2) If you are planting a rose bed, plant 4 roses per m².
3) Avoid planting roses in soil in which roses have previously grown. If unavoidable, replace 50 x 50 x 50 cm soil with other soil from your garden.
4) Immerse the pot in a bucket of water for five minutes before planting your rose.
5) Using a spade, loosen the soil of the area where you intend to plant your rose. Dig a hole large enough for the root ball.
6) Plant the top of the root ball a few centimetres below ground level and firmly press down the soil.
7) Give your rose plenty of water after planting it. Then water it once a week for the first month. Water several times a week in periods of dry hot weather.
8) Remove dead flowers.
9) When all the flowers along a branch are finished flowering, prune back the branch halfway to encourage the growth of new flowers.
10) Manure or fertiliser will improve flowering. If you use a fertiliser, preferably use a slow-release fertiliser (osmocote).
11) Protect your rose with soil against frost damage every winter, before the first frost. Create a kind of molehill (about 20 cm high) of soil or compost over the centre of the rose bush. The protection may be removed after the frost.
12) Every year after the frost, around the middle of March, prune the rose back to 10 to 15 cm above the ground. Remove all black and dead wood.