When should I plant Dog Rose hedging?
The best season to plant your Dog Rose hedging is throughout autumn or spring, when the weather is a little cooler and damper - bear in mind, bare root plants can only be planted from November-March.
How far apart do you plant Dog Rose plants?
On average, we recommend planting Dog Rose plants around 30-45cm apart. For bare roots, however, you may need to plant as close as 20cm apart (especially for plants at 40/60cm tall). This ensures a thick, dense hedge is produced in a short space of time.
How to plant Dog Rose:
Begin by digging a hole that's around twice as wide as the plant's root mass, but the same depth. Mic the excess soil with some soil mix or organic compost, and lay a sprinkling of RootGrow onto the bottom of the hole (adding fertiliser is not necessary, but highly recommended for bare roots).
Place the plant into the hole and ensure the base of the stem is level with the soil surface. Backfill with soil mix, and gently pat down to secure the plant. Follow this by watering the plant abundantly.
Continue to water very well (around 2 or 3 times a week), for the first year after planting. Please bear in mind that bare root plants will require more water than this, especially throughout its first spring/summer.