Late-ish last year I was sent a 9cm pot containing Rose 'For Your Eyes Only'. It was tiny as you would expect in a 9cm pot. I dutifully planted it out but, I will be honest here, I had seen some pictures of this rose and I was not sure.
All year I have fed and looked after the rose, but like many roses in its first year of planting it did not reward me with much growth. I was not surprised at this as I think it takes roses a year or two to really settle in.
Then suddenly a bud appeared. I got rather excited about this. I watched it and watched and then it opened.
I note that on the website these are now available as bare root plants. This is a much better way of buying them and I am sure these will be a) larger and b) settle in better.