i know there was a thread on moving rose and I've successfully moved 2 before but not climbers, I need to move 2 this autumn, one has been trained round an obelisk, will I be ok to cut back har? one is mme gregoire staechelin, one is new dawn, thanks in advance
Yes, I'd cut back hard in the late autumn and then move. Of course I know that you'll prepare the new site well and use some of the mycorrhizal powder on the roots
i will dove, promise! btw, that generous gardener i moved is doing really well
Ok I've been to inspect this rose, glad I'm moving it as it does not look happy at all, I've cut back to around a metre in preparation ( have to do jobs like this in stages as never get more than 10 minutes ) Dove, you said cut back hard, like to a foot high? The generous gardener I moved last April is the Star in my garden at the mo and has been for weeks, loads of flowers, beautiful climber, lovely fragrance, really recommend it, much nicer and doing much better than st swithun
I moved a gertrude about 6 weeks ago. We had a lot of hot weather and I went on hols for a fortnight so it didnt get watered. Its doing really well. I think its because its happier in the new sight rather than the old. I also moved glorianna in the middle of the summer and thats also doing well and making new growth. I put some Blood Fish and Bone in the soil when I moved it. I have also moved a shrub rose and will be moving another once the second flush is over. I think I'm too impatient to wait till the proper time but I do have good soil which helps stop the roses getting too stressed.
Rosemummy - a foot high sounds fine - outward pointing bud and all that