Having grown roses for most of my life, sadly due to my local circumstances and sadly so many losses. I have turned to growing roses in containers eg; 15 Ltr pots. Even now there are a few hits and misses. As mentioned in my othere posts, not all roses sent out by nurseries are upto standard. So how do I find this growing method. Firstly the garden looks more like a garden center with all the pots. To ease the strain of lifting the pots, I bought a trolley gadget, like a minature golf caddy. I can move the pots/tubs around with ease. Lifting the pots onto a stool-like stand, I can comfortably tend to them, manicuring them,removing damaged leaves etc. and even applying feed. Getting up close also enables me to see how much the soil/compost has settled, firmed or whatever. So to keep the graft site just below the surface. I have my wheelbarrow close by with a mixture of compost, (multiprpose compost) and some bagged farmyard manure to which I have added a few handfulls of rose fertilizer. A great thing about gardening is. You never stop learning. Now. I find that these multipurpose compost that we use, albeit some are not mush more than 'floor sweepings' and others are more scientifically prepared, compare to the good old garden soil. These mixtures do tend to sink down. Thus exposing the stock graft/bud. Obviously one can't even think of repotting or potting on. So my next thought will be. To perhaps take a 15Ltr. pot, and cut it across say about halfways. Then to carefully push this down inside the planted pot. Now there is chance to add more compost. Problem. Take extra care when lifting.