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We bought four rose bushes last year and we planted them against the back the fence. In order to give plants and trees the best start in life it is beneficial to buy good quality compost that ensures that they root down and get the nutrients to keep them growing strong.
==Price and availability==
The compost comes in a 60L bag and costs £5.99 from garden centres. This is a very average price and I think that for the quality of the compost and the amount you get, it is quite good value for money.
The compost has quite a different look and feel to normal compost. It is moist and soft but it has quite a pulpy consistency to it. The compost is a mix of peat, compost and West+ which is enriched with root builder to help the plants bed in. It is really moist and it holds on to moisture which reduces the need for frequent watering.
The compost is designed for rose bushes, shrubs and fruit trees.
The rose bushes we bought were quite small so we did not need to use too much of the compost. We dug two large holes, about double the pot size and filled the holes with the compost. We left a gap the same size as the plant pot the bush came in and then slipped the plant into the hole. We filled the gaps with the compost and patted it down. We then gave the plants a good water. You should never feed new rose bushes anything other than compost or bone meal so it was important to get good quality compost.
The rose plants bedded in nicely and are healthy (despite the aphid attack this summer.) They have produced some lovely pink flowers and for their size they have come on quite a lot since first planting them. Obviously there are other factors which have contributed to our lovely bushes other than the compost but it is important to give them the best to kick start their development.
I would definitely recommend this compost as it is really good quality and has helped the plants produce lovely flowers.