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oooftoooft Posts: 191
Hello everybody. I'm moving house and although I accept I have to leave some very lovely plants behind there are a couple of roses I really want to take with me. I want to lift them the day before moving and won't be able to plant them again until the day after at the earliest. Also they will be moving from perfect soil to clay soil. How can I do this without killing them? Will be moving at end of July when temps will be high. Do I just leave them and hope the new owners don't dig them up? Please advise. Thanks 


  • debs64debs64 Posts: 5,029
    Water them really well, cut off all the flowers and hope for the best. Roses are tough and like clay soil. I am not an expert but have moved roses in less than ideal conditions and done well with them. 
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,586
    Been there,done that. Pot them up as soon as possible, don't wait till the day before moving, watering them really well,stick them in the shade. You won't have to panic about planting them quickly the other end. As Deb's says they love clay soil
  • oooftoooft Posts: 191
    Thanks very much for the advice. I'll enjoy the blooms for another couple of weeks then chop them back, dig them up and pot them. Thanks, feel much less anxious about it now
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