How do you plant new bare-root roses?
Bare-root roses (those that are dug up from the nursery's fields during dormancy and come without soil around their roots) are delivered from November onwards and can be planted throughout the winter.
Should you soak bare-root roses before planting?
This is probably the most important step when planting bare root roses. ... Once you have you bare roots delivered you need to get them planted ASAP. Once they have been unwrapped you will need to soak your bare root roses in a bucket of water for 1-2 hours. This is the help keep the roots hydrated before planting.