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Moving a rosé

I have a beautiful rosé bush in my back garden however it seems to be right in the middle of the garden. We have only moved in recently and the couple that lived here before planted wonderful plants so I would hate to ruin anything. I'm quite clueless when it comes to gardening but I would love to simple move to rosé into the front garden so my toddler has the full garden to play in, does anyone know if this is possible and if so when is best to do it. 


  • addictaddict Posts: 659

    Yes possible but if large the roots will be very deep so not easy. Best time is autumn when the weather is cool and the ground moist. You may have to cut it back quite a bit if large as the plant will put its energy into growing roots and some of the top growth will die off.

  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 8,192

    Addict is quite right that the main root for this rose is likely to go very deep and it will probably be quite difficult to move successfully - that said, it's probably worth a go if you particularly like it.

    I would also suggest that you try to identify the rose now (whilst it has blooms and leaves on). If you're lucky there might be a label tucked around the base. If there is no label try posting some pics on this site (showing blooms, leaves and some sort of measurements so we know how large the overall plant and the individual flowers are) & perhaps one of the rosaphiles can identify it.

    Then you can buy a replacement for the front garden if

    • an autumn transplant is unsuccessful or
    • you feel you need to remove it before the autumn to allow your toddler to enjoy the summer weather

    It is unlikely to survive being moved now without bags & bags of TLC - especially if you are sharing in the hot dry spell which is causing my plants to wilt!

    Good luck.

    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
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