Transplanting a rose

Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

I have a question for the rose lovers here.

I have a lovely Gertrude Jekyll David Austin rose, however I have realised that it's in the wrong place. They said minimum 4 hours sunlight but I realised it doesn't even get that so I need to transplant it.

It's been there for a year, is there anything I can do to make digging it up and replanting it less stressful for the rose and is it ok to do it this time of year?

Thank you.

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,660

    perfect to do it at this time of year Lou.

    Although it's been mild, it's pretty likely to be dormant now.

    Devon.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,265

    Agree with Hostafan.  Might be worth dusting the roots with rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi while you have it out of the ground.  The tiny feeding roots will get some damage however careful you are and this will help them take in nutrients, especially while it grows new ones.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

    Thank you Hostafan, Bob and Verdun, that's great news. I'll put the fungi on (I'm not even going to try and spell that) and make a really good planting hole.

    I went out after work and bought a gorgeous, mature camellia to put in the roses place as it's sheltered and shady. I shouldn't really have bought as we are saving up for decking but you only live once right? image Well my excuse is I'm 54 and I don't have time to wait for plants to mature haha.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,660

    some things are worth splashing out on Lou. image

    Devon.
  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,660

    in the words of Oscar Wilde:

    "The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it."

    Devon.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,265

    Verdun, I also always have to check that one! image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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