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Rose dosent want to flower

darren hansen 134darren hansen 134 CambridgePosts: 69
Can I dig this up and give to a neighbor and hopefully they will have better luck with it, I think it may not be getting the sun enough


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,411
    It has flower buds on it. Have you been feeding and watering it? It is planted very close to the house where rain probably won't reach it, and there is a silver ball and a pot over the roots. It would be happier with a compost or manure mulch rather than slate.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • darren hansen 134darren hansen 134 CambridgePosts: 69
    So moving it is a no no?
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,411
    Not at this time of year. If you move it do it between November and March when the rose is dormant.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,098
    I know very little about roses, but I agree with @Busy-Lizzie. It doesn't seem to have much growing room there at all. Right next to the paving, and the house wall, and whatever is on the right hand side of that silver ball. 
    Very difficult to give it the food/nutrition and water it would need to perform well. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Balgay.HillBalgay.Hill Posts: 607
    I can't see because of the silver ball, but the green cane looks as if it might be coming from below the graft.
    Sunny Dundee
  • darren hansen 134darren hansen 134 CambridgePosts: 69
    I have had a  neighbor come round and she cut it back and said she will take it in November for our community garden
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,857
    Well it won't flower now.  You'll be lucky if it survives.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • darren hansen 134darren hansen 134 CambridgePosts: 69
    Lesson learnt.. thanks for the info.. will remember to plant in a better place next time I get a rose bush
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