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nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,560

Is it too late to move a rose? There are no leaves to lose moisture, though there were before I took the loppers to it. It's Charles de Mills.

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,573

    Should be fine Nut, they're not really under way yet. Take a big rootball out it won't know it's been moved. You could put some compost down the new hole then trickle some rose feed in a circle around the top of it after planting.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,560

    Thanks Lyn

    It's going to  better place. It's in brick rubble with a scattering of plastic and asbestos at the moment.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,560

    Night Tetleyimage

    I've got seeds to sow tomorrow and a new bit of grass to level and sow. I thought if I nipped out and did the rose now I'd be ahead of the gameimage

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,375

    Nut, the sun is shining and the birds are singing - It's the perfect morning for moving a rose bush image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,560

    Sun????????

    Thick fog hereimage

    But the birds are still singing. image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,375

    We had fog earlier, but it's gloriously sunny now - I'll send some your way image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,385

    make sure you plant the "union" below ground, unlike those being pruned on GW the other night.

    Devon.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,560

    I'd forgotten the upside down rose. I wonder how it's getting onimage 

    The rose has been here for several years Hosta and the union (I read onion initially), is at  the depth it was in the pot. Do you think I should put it in deeper?  Can it go too deep?

     

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,385

    I believe, others differ, that the union should be under the soil by about 2" / 5cm. 

    Not only does this prevent the rootstock warming up, and being damaged by hoeing , both of which can cause suckering, but also because the top stock is underground and will eventually form their own roots.

    It also stablises the plant firmly into the ground so they're not all wobbly , as those on GW were.

    Devon.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,560

    I don't watch GW but can imagine.

    The union ((I read onion initially) is where it was when I bought it in the pot several years ago. I like your resaoning on depth of union and will replant deeper if necessary.

    Thanks Hosta

    Sun coming out now. 

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