Toby Buckland

Bare-Root

How to Plant Bare Root

BAREROOT IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE 14-15 WINTER SEASON AND DESPATCH IS FROM NOVEMBER 2014 TO END OF MARCH 2015. 

MORE ABOUT BARE-ROOT

A bare-root plant is one that has been grown in the soil, as opposed to a container, and is dug up during the dormant season. As the name suggests, there is no soil or compost around the roots and little top growth, just a healthy crown full of buds waiting to burst into growth come the spring. Every species is different but to give an idea of size, we aim to send out crowns 5cm across with roots equivalent to what you would expect to buy in a 2-litre pot. Some with chunky roots such as cephalaria and helianthus are much larger, those with finer, more delicate roots may be smaller. 

DELIVERY IS £10 FOR UP TO 20KG - for more information please see 'Shipping & Returns' at the bottom of each page.

All our bare-root plants are grown in the open ground and are lifted and despatched between November and March. Most bare-root plants are happy to be planted right through the dormant season, provided the soil isn't frozen or waterlogged, with the exception of late-starters like asters, echinacea and helenium, as well as some grasses. These are sent out at the best time for planting, either in autumn or from late winter when they start back into growth.

To watch Toby explaining more about bare-root and how to plant it, click on the FIND OUT MORE button above...

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