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Rose replanting

Hi me again!  Have just sold my Mother in laws house and the new owners have dug up the front garden to make a drive way.  Her beautiful rose bushes have all been chucked on the skip.  Managed to salvage a couple of smaller ones but the roots have been damaged.  Have I any chance of saving these and replanting them in my garden? (My Mother in law passed away earlier this year at 100 years of age and the new people thought it would be good to show what progress they have made - very sad to see these roses in bloom tossed away like this)


  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,987
    I'd put them in individual pots, and keep them close to the house and shower them with TLC.  Prune them back a bit to reduce leaf evaporation, and try to root some of the pruning.  
    Utah, USA.
  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    Oh how distressing for you!
    Do as blue onion suggested, cut off as much damaged root as possible and I would prune them back by at least half to two thirds.
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,437
    I'm pleased you retrieved the roses for sentimental reasons, they will be dear to you from now on.
    What I would do with those is to cut them back to about 1 foot high, each cane, bare root them, and place in a bucket of water up to their necks and leave them there for about a week, to thoroughly rehydrate, and then repot in the usual way, before planting out perhaps during the winter or next Spring..
    East Anglia, England
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,987
    Do as Marlorena says.. she is our resident rose expert.   :)
    Utah, USA.
  • That's great.  I thought all may be lost.  Thank you all for your advice.  I will let you know how I get on.  Fingers crossed.   :)
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