All planting situations
When planting out any established flowering plants that aren’t bare-rooted, add a handful of Seamungus, Rapid Raiser or Rooster Booster to the hole and mix it through the loose soil. After back-filling the hole, spread another handful of Seamungus on the top of the soil, and water in well with diluted liquid Seamungus or GOGO Juice. These products contain seaweed, which will help overcome transplant shock. Make sure the hole is at least twice the size of the root ball. Seamungus, Rapid Raiser and Rooster Booster are all certified organic by the ACO.
Planting established roses
Roses like full sun with at least 5 to 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. Avoid root competition from nearby trees and shrubs. Soil must be well drained, preferably neutral and containing copious quantities of organic matter. Seamungus should be worked into the bed to improve the soil at least 8 weeks before planting. Planting is best done in the winter months. Add a handful of Seamungus to the bottom of the hole and back-fill with soil then spread another handful of Seamungus over the top of the soil, and water in well with diluted GOGO Juice or Seamungus.
Planting bare-rooted flowering plants
Replacing a rose
Remove the old plant with as many roots as possible, plus an extra 2 buckets of soil. Replace with fresh garden soil from an area free of roses. The old soil can still be used elsewhere in the garden. Often called ‘rose sick soil’, the new rose will not tolerate any old rose roots remaining in its root zone. The new rose will not die, but will not thrive for many months. Plant a new rose into this fresh soil in the usual way.