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peteSpeteS Posts: 882
Is it still possible to move a rose and replant it elsewhere. It is just coming into leaf.


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,164
    @Marlorena may be able to help.  :)
  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713
    Hi Peter.  Personally I wouldn't move a rose or any other plant that was just coming into it's season right now, but wait until it becomes dormant and the weather is cooler, perhaps Autumn or Winter time.  However I am no expert and Marlorena may tell you differently, this is just my opinion.
  • peteSpeteS Posts: 882
    This is it's fourth summer in the ground. It's a David Austin shrub rose called Gentle Hermione, and grows to about 4 feet.
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,409
    As others have said really... whilst the official answer is ''no'' because it's too late, the unofficial answer is that you can move it whenever you like if you have to... It need not be a problem but it depends on how diligent you are... it will be depending on you to keep it alive for the next few weeks, which means frequent watering until it starts to re-establish itself...   water only, not feeding..

    On replanting, after placing in new hole, and before backfilling, I fill the hole with water from hose, and allow to drain before backfilling with soil and firming in..

    ..then, I'd probably cut it down to about 2 feet after moving... with a further reduction to about 1 foot as soon as you see new signs of growth again...  

    ...all up to you, so best of luck !..
    East Anglia, England
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