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parker438parker438 Posts: 2
we moved house and took our 13 year old rose bush I keep it in a large pot over winter we trued to replant it but the soil is very wet even in warm weather now my rose is dieing it means a lot to me as it’s in memory of my grandson please can anyone help me save it 


  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,947
    Could you post a picture for us to see?
    Utah, USA.
  • parker438parker438 Posts: 2
  • DarleydameDarleydame Posts: 18
    You must have lost a lot of  the roots as it's in a very small pot for a 13 year old plant.
    Did you prune all the top growth down so the growth we see now is new?
    I am afraid it might be a losing battle but I would cut it down by at least half if not more.
    Prepare your bed by adding grit and compost to help drainage, use Root Grow when you plant. 
    Maybe you can do cuttings but that's something I know nothing about.

  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    Did you plant it in the garden in the spring and have now recently dug it up and put it in back a pot? If you have recently potted it, I would take the above advice by cutting it back a bit and put it somewhere shady for a week or so so that it can recover. A seaweed tonic feed would help as well as keeping it moist. And possibly a bigger pot...........
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,166
    That does look like a rather small pot for a rose that size. I'm afraid also that 13 is a good old age for a rose, they don't last for ever. Could you get another one the same variety perhaps? 
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • IamweedyIamweedy Posts: 1,364
    I also think 13 yrs for a rose bush is asking a lot. The roses are pushed very hard to keep them flowering really well. 

    'You must have some bread with it me duck!'

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