Help to m in a dilemma
Angela Yeomans Posts: 81
I love roses and have quite a few in my garden some cheap ones that I don't know and this year I invested in lots of david Austin roses. Unfortunately I was too quick to plant them and I need to replan my garden and potentially move quite a few plants around. I have taken pictures of my garden and really need time to work out and plan where the right places are and I want to make sure I get it right this time. So my questions are...
1) can I wait until February or March to replant them?
2) when shall I prune them?
3) I had a few roses with black spot , what's the best way to treat them?
so if I have hijacked this tread but if the best time to move them is now I need to getting planning.
I'd do it now before the roots become to established.Give them a prune now to prevent root rock. And do your main prune in march.
Angela roses are best moved when dormant, so February would be ok. You can prune just before moving them, they'll be easier to handle and will start putting out new roots as the weather begins to warm. As for blackspot, a well fed and watered rose is stronger and will be better able to resist infection. So when replanting add a good handful of bonemeal to the planting hole plus well rotted manure, sprinkle some rootgrow over the roots, water in well and keep them well watered in the first few months. If after all that they show signs of blackspot, spray with Rose clear and keep hygiene around the rose good. Good airflow is important as well along with spraying the ground around the rose, which is where the spores will linger. Blackspot has been almost rampant this year due to the weather so even normally resistant roses have succumbed.