Roses in Pots Please...
I am sorry.. I have searched several times on the forum (maybe I just am not doing it right!) but I can't find any info on growing roses in pots. I was sure I saw something here somewhere.
I have several questions.
One being should I add new dirt on top of old dirt (rose was potted last year and it looks like the dirt has sunk) or is monthly fertilizer enough to keep it healthy? (It's a David Austin Glamis Castle). I do have new mulch on it and it's been freshly fertilized.
Second.. can you put more than one rose (if it is a small growing one like Glamis Castle or other bush style David Austin Roses) in the same pot? I bought another Glamis Castle and wondered about adding it to the same pot as the one I planted last year? It's a 12" pot.
Lastly, I was told by David Austin people on the phone NOT to use Miracle grow soil or fert. What do you use to plant YOUR roses if you grow them in pots? I just bought organic soil and compost soil and a bag of manure (totally newb here)... this is what I planted them in last year (about 1/3 mix of each) and added the David Austin fert. they sell on the site. (added in when I planted).
I read here recently that it's not best to actually add fert. to the plant mix when planting new roses.. to wait till they are showing new growth to fert. I guess I just got lucky last year that they are ok!
I didn't buy more David Austin fert.. not sure I really need it.. I just used a Rose fert this spring.
Sorry this is so long!