Praliné: making your own praline


Pralinage consists of coating the roots of a rose, tree or shrub with a mixture that will help recovery during planting. .

This should be done shortly after the plant is purchased and before the first buds appear.

What is the praline made of?

It is a muddy mixture that is easily made with potting soil, manure, garden soil and water.

You can also use cow dung, your praline will be even better.

There are also ready-to-use pralines sold in garden centres.

The method of making a praline

  1. Cut off damaged roots as well as roots that are too long to be spread without bending.

  2. Soak the roots in the praline for several hours (ideally 24 hours). The mixture must remain “stuck” to the roots.

  3. Plant your plant with peace of mind, its recovery and good development are almost guaranteed!

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