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A question for Neptune

Post by paulh on 12th March 2014, 00:26

John, in a past posting, a question was asked in regards on how one plants a rose in the same place where one was removed. You mentioned that you use a box method, could you please explain how you apply this method.   
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Post by neptune on 12th March 2014, 01:22

Paul, in the beginning, if I spaded a rose, I would plant another rose right in its spot without doing anything special apart from soaking it in with seasol. never had a problem. One thing I did do was get a pitch fork and really loosen up the soil before I tried and pull it out all in one hit.....roots and all.....now I get a cubboard box and either cut/ fold in the top and bottom. Then I dig out the old rose to the size of the box. Note: box slightly bigger than the rose pot.. Then I would put box in ground to about an inch under the surface level. Now you should have a box space empty of soil. Put new rose into box and backfill with new potting mix. Water in with seasol. The box allows the rose to grow in new soil and by the time the box decomposes, the rose root system is well establish. Must thank Ausrose for letting me on to this secret....... thanks Doug......
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Post by paulh on 12th March 2014, 01:54

neptune wrote:Paul, in the beginning, if I spaded a rose, I would plant another rose right in its spot without doing anything special apart from soaking it in with seasol. never had a problem. One thing I did do was get a pitch fork and really loosen up the soil before I tried and pull it out all in one hit.....roots and all.....now I get a cubboard box and either cut/ fold in the top and bottom. Then I dig out the old rose to the size of the box. Note: box slightly bigger than the rose pot.. Then I would put box in ground to about an inch under the surface level. Now you should have a box space empty of soil. Put new rose into box and backfill with new potting mix. Water in with seasol. The box allows the rose to grow in new soil and by the time the box decomposes, the rose root system is well establish. Must thank Ausrose for letting me on to this secret....... thanks Doug......

Thanks for that John, so the box is in the hole with just its side, no top or bottom, do you put any holes in the sides?? Thankx John
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Post by neptune on 13th March 2014, 03:24

no holes in side...it will decompose with time and moisture
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Post by paulh on 13th March 2014, 15:26

Thanks John
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