is it safe to plant my roses?

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    I give up on perfect lawn. Is evergreen complete 4in1 ok?
     
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      So an update. Everything is on hold, Adam is still not well. I really hope my roses are ok and my Camellia, it's still in the container it arrived in, haven't planted it yet. I've been at my mum's since last week Thursday, taking turns with Adam:eeew:. Hopefully when I go back home on Monday I'll have pictures of ma roses
       
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        Oh, the book arrived! I love it! Wish Iknew about it earlier
         
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          Lady, slow down! You'll get yourself in a right pickle! :)

          Going back to post #30......Did you get your soil sorted out? Is there nowhere else in the garden you can transfer the soil too, perhaps create a raised bed somewhere? If not I don't see why the chap that's doing the work can't take it away for you.

          Evergreen Complete 4 in 1 is fine but there are cheaper equivalents available.

          If you keep the roses in a bucket of water until you're ready to plant they should be fine. Planting this late though may delay blooming until later in the summer. Keep the Camellia watered too.

          I hope young Adam gets well soon. :)
           
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            Thanks for this site and thanks to WOOs suggestion in another thread I just ordered 3 shrub roses from them . Autumn sunset, http://www.classicroses.co.uk/products/roses/autumn-sunset/ Fritz Nobis http://www.classicroses.co.uk/products/roses/fritz-nobis/ and Henry Kelsey http://www.classicroses.co.uk/products/roses/henry-kelsey/

            Do you know what sort of a size they will be delivered at?
            As they will be potted on into containers, can this be done now or should I wait until June as they suggest on their website?

            Edit to ask: would a 35 ltr pot be too small for these roses?

            Thanks
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              Lovely roses Gretzky! When my bare root roses were delivered they were about 18 inches high, so I would imagine yours will be around that. Get them into pots as soon as they arrive, if they look dry on arrival soak the roots in water for a couple of hours before planting. If they are in pots stand them in a bucket and they will soak up the water.

              I'm not sure about the size of the pots, they seem a little small to me. Rose roots need as much space as possible.
               
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                Thanks Sheal.
                They`re potted roses and not bare roots and the website suggests waiting until June before puting them in the ground. I suppose it will be the same principal for tubs?

                35 ltrs was a guesstimate. They`re 45 cm planters but I suppose I should play safe and get bigger. Anyone any thoughts on minimum size/volume?

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                  Roses you can plant any time of year as long as you look after them, particularly the watering during warmer weather. :)
                   
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                    Hiya sheal

                    Lol I did get myself into a mess but the break to mums did me good. Came back with fresh eyes. Adam is well now and I am calm.

                    Camellia is planted. roses I put a layer of compost on and gave them some rose food. Unfortunate out of 10 4 have shown life

                    Lawn doesn't look so bad to me now that I'm back with fresh eyes. It actually felt like I was away a yr when it was only 11 days. So will put weed an feed in the next few days and then seed in 2 weeks.

                    So here are the pictures, I'm still praying some of them are not dead.
                     

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                      The roses are lovely gretzky. Have they arrived yet?

                      Ok, question, if my habibies are dead, can i plant another rose there or would I still have to remove the soil?
                       

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                        Not yet L_B. They say around 10 days so maybe by next weekend.

                        Funny how you mention habibi. My missus calls me that all the time. I haven`t told her the real meaning yet or she wouldn`t :roflol:
                         
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                          Lol habibi Means beloved:roflol: I also call my husband that :heehee:
                           
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                          Glad to hear your lad is now well and you're no longer a headless chicken! :biggrin:

                          Don't give up on the roses yet, they develop at different times. I have one that's just about to bud up and another that looks as if it's dead. Give it another month and see how they are then. :)
                           
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                            Thank you, you said What I wanted to hear :wub2:
                             
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                              Sorry been offline will try to catch up later.
                               
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