Move the roses

Move the roses



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Question: move the roses


I have to move a climbing rose planted for
am I wrong in the center of the garden where it has no chance of climbing when I can move it?

Answer: move the roses


Dear Salvatore,
the best period is the beginning of autumn, when the night temperatures begin to fall and the climate becomes humid, with periodic fresh rains; in this way your rose plant will have time to take root in the new cultivation place before winter arrives. This rule is worth a little for all plants; it would be possible to move them even at the end of winter, but if the climate is too cold there is the risk of damaging both the roots and the branches; if instead the weather is mild and winter is mild, there is a risk that the plant has already begun to vegetate, and therefore is not able to withstand the stress of transplanting. As the seasons get longer, and when the minimum temperatures rise, the plants use all their energy to inflate their buds, to produce new vegetation and future flowers; moving a plant at this time is a serious attack on his life, because he will not have the energy to endure the transplant, and any damage caused by it. So wait patiently for the autumn, when the season returns to be fresh and rainy, but the plants are no longer in full vegetative growth as in spring. I remind you to move the rose carefully: the success of the transplant depends on how far the root system is able to move; then he draws a circle around the shrub and tries to remove from the ground a beautiful earthen bread, which contains a good part of the roots. At least a week before the explant, prepare the hole in which you will place the rose, and work the soil well, mixing it with a shovel of manure and a little universal soil, which is especially important if the soil in your garden is very compact and clayey. After a week, place the rose in the new implant hole and place it at the exact same depth it was in when it was in the previous position; if the earth is dry, water, immediately after having compacted the earth with the feet, so as to settle the ground well. If the climate is rainy, the plant will not need anything else until the following spring; you can even think of pruning the rose before explanting it, so at the time of transplanting you won't have many leaves to think about. The place of planting will have to be exposed in a sunny place, where the rose can enjoy at least a few hours of direct sunlight, or you risk not having any flowers the following spring.