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Roses - Moving house

I'm moving house in January and want to take my current roses. Am I safe to dig them up and store out of pots (bare root etc.) until I move? Any advice would be welcomed.


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,249
    Just remember that any plant in the ground is considered part of the property and you ought to have specifically excluded them from the sale.
    I would have thought it unlikely that Roses would survive out of the ground or soil for that length of time.
    You could try putting them in big plastic bags of compost though and keeping it just damp.
  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    edited November 2020
    What sort of roses have you, shrubs, climbers? How are old they and how many?
    I would prune them down hard in January and dig them up a day or so before you move. Store them as Palustris suggests. They would be fine for a week but I would heel them in asap at your new place until you can plant properly.
    Other option is to prune and root trim later this month or in December and pot them up either singly or in groups If you have a large enough container. Those plastic storage boxes would do if you punch some holes in the base.
    Don't forget to label as you go!

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