moving shrub rose
Is it still possible to move a modern shrub rose. It's been in the ground about 4 years and is just starting to show new growth.
edited 30 March
My personal take (and l emphasise personal), is that it's not too late if you move quickly.
Normally you would move it while the rose is dormant, but if you're willing to take the risk then yes.
You can take cuttings from shrub roses as insurance.
There are several rose experts on here who can advise,
Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain
Not an expert, but I have moved a shrub rose after growth had started, mine was three years old. I think you will be ok too. Water it well the day before and prepare your new planting hole in advance, enriching with some garden compost and/or well rotted manure if you have it. Carefully dig around and under the rose it to retain as large a root ball as possible, settle it into the new hole, backfilling with the soil you dug out and then treading lightly down around it to settle it in. Water it in deeply.