Okay Vdotmatrix, here you go! Hope it helps.
- Dig a planting hole that is large enough and deep enough for the soil ball to be surrounded by a 3 to 4 inch layer of planting mixture. The hole should be deep enough to ensure that the top of the soil ball will be about 1 inch below the surface of the soil after planting.
- Your planting mixture should include some compost, manure, mulched leaves, etc, mixed in with the soil.
- Water your plants thoroughly in their pots.
- Cut down the sides of the container when it is standing on the base of the hole, and remove this very carefully, so as to not break any roots.
- Check the surface of the soil for any circling or tangled roots, and loosen those away, but do not break up the soil ball.
- Fill the space between the soil ball and the sides of the hole with planting mixture. Firm down the planting mixture with your hands.
- After you have planted the bush, you should be left with a shallow basin surrounding it. This is to help retain water.
- Give your plants another good watering.
You're Done! Have fun digging - let us know how it goes, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask!