Gardeners sometimes have to transplant not only young plants, but also those that have been growing on the site for more than one year. And there can be various reasons for that. We will tell you how to properly transplant roses to another place in the garden.
When is it better to transplant roses?
The most suitable time for transplanting roses to another place is early spring and early autumn (from the end of August to mid-September). At the end of September, it is better not to carry out the procedure, since a rose that has not grown strong after transplanting may not survive the winter.
If you have no other way out, you can transplant a rose from one place to another in the summer (of course in cloudy weather). But in this case, you will have to cut the bush hard. If the plant is tall enough, then you need to shorten the shoots to 40-50 cm, and remove the old ones completely. When transplanting a small bush, only young, immature shoots need to be cut.
Instructions on how to transplant a large or old rose
Carefully prepare the planting hole: remove all the roots of weeds, put drainage on the bottom, fill the hole with fertile soil (you can add compost) and leave it for 2-3 weeks so that the soil settles a little. After that, start digging the bush.
If the roots of the plant are too long, it prevents you from getting the earthen lump, cut it off with a sharp blade of a shovel. If the care is correct, it will quickly recover in a new place. Just before planting, it is advisable to sprinkle the cuttings with charcoal.
If the bush is very large, place a strong and fairly long object (for example, a crowbar) under its base and, using it as a lever, pull the plant out. Carefully place the bush on the pre-spread fabric and drag it to a new location. To prevent the lump of earth from falling apart, tie it with twine.
If the rose has a distant “relocation” (for example, to another area), then the lump of earth should be wrapped with a wet burlap so that the roots do not dry out.
Place the rose in the planting hole so that the bush sprinkled with earth is at the same level as it was in the former place. Remove the bandage from the lump after filling half the hole with soil.
Then water the soil, wait until it is absorbed, and then fill the planting hole to the edges and water again. If the soil has settled, add some earth so that there are no air voids around the rose’s roots.
How to transplant a blooming rose?
If you want to transplant a rose during flowering, then in the current year you actually sacrifice beauty, then you should remove all flowers and buds from the bush. This is necessary so that the rose takes root well in a new place and all its forces are directed to the restoration of the root system, and not to the formation of flowers.
In addition, you need to be very careful with the roots and try to injure them as little as possible, while it is desirable to keep long roots. In another technology, transplantation does not differ from the one described above.
How to transplant a creeping and curly rose?
When transplanting these plants, you also need to take into account some features. First of all, you should remove the shoots from the support. In ramblers, all the shoots of the current year are kept, and at the end of August (if the transplant is carried out in the spring), their tops are pinched so that the branches become woody. Shoots that are more than two years old should be completely removed immediately after flowering.
When transplanting climbing plants, it is better to shorten all long shoots by 1/2 or 1/3, otherwise it will be difficult for you to transport the plant to another place.
As you can see, transplanting an adult rose is a rather complicated process, but it is possible. With good care, your queen of the flower garden will bloom no worse than before.