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Does my rose need moving

I planted several roses last year but one of them hasn't so much as a single bud on! Sorry I have no idea what it is called, the foliage seems fine but no flowers. Should I relocate it? it could be that it hasn't enough room to spread out, or am I being impatient and perhaps it will do better next year?


  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Meomye, what sort of roses did you plant as it does make a difference what you can do. It does seem a bit late but exactly when did you plant them. Some roses take more time than others to settle. Position and soil conditions can a make a difference moisture levels as well. I plant roses for clients all the time and I plant them all in exactly the same way, but the rates of growth all vary, especially those planted in the previous year. I wouldn't move it now, it'll cause it too much stress. Being patient with plants is something I have to stress with clients all the time, shrubs and perennials aren't like bedding  and expectations can a bit high. I'd err on the side of caution myself, leaving it and keeping it well watered as lack of water in the first year is often the cause of most problems with new roses.

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