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
Planting bare-rooted flowering plants (including roses) is best done in June or July. Remove the plant from the plastic bag, and place the plant in a bucket of diluted GOGO Juice or Seamungus Liquid overnight. Not only will this wet the roots in case they have dried out in the wrapping, but the seaweed in GOGO Juice or Seamungus liquid will help alleviate transplant shock. Dig a hole 30cm square by a spade depth and add a handful of Seamungus to the bottom of the hole and cover with soil. Having removed or trimmed the broken or damaged roots, place a slight mound of soil at the base of the hole, and position the roots over the soil mound with the bud union (the kink in the stem where the branches emerge) to finish at soil level. Back-fill with soil to fill half the hole, fill hole with diluted GOGO Juice or Seamungus liquid. When this has drained away, back-fill with soil to fill the hole and rake level. Spread another handful of Seamungus over the top of the soil, and add another bucket of diluted GOGO Juice or Seamungus.,
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.