The causes for requiring to transplant roses are numerous. It could be because you choose to allow it more sunshine or it could be that you are simply altering things about a bit in your garden. But, whatever the reason, there are several matters that you will want to know before you begin pulling your plant out of the land.
First things first; ready the ground where you are projecting to site your roses. The last thing you need to do is to allow for the root ball to be exposed to the hot sunlight or release any of its moisture. If your plant has to travel by vehicle to get to its new location, make sure that you cover the roots with a moist piece of burlap.
A great tip to remember is to water your plant well the day before you plan to move it. Water is the secret of a victorious transplant. The chances of transplanting a dry, wilting plant successfully are low.
But, if the plant is full of water, the demands on the roots are decreased for a while after the transplant. In all probability you are going to loose some of the roots from transplanting the plant. The roots of a rose plant grow very deep into the soil past the point of a reasonable amount of soil that can be taken. But, with sufficient water drawn by the rest of the plant, your roses have a greater chance of survival.
When digging the plant out, include as much of the root ball as you can manage. It is not necessary to prune healthy plant growth from the top structure in order for the plant to live. The growing of the plant is primary in the production of sugars. It only hurts the plant to trim its growth away. After the transplant if the plant begins to wilt at its tips its a sign that it is having trouble supporting its top structure. If this happens step-up the amount that you water it and you can prune any tips that do not recover. Its a great idea to add approximately a half to a full cup of bone meal to the hole where the plant will go. You will also need to set the plant somewhat higher then it was before because the plant will settle within the hole. The bud union can be about one or two inches above ground level. Once the plant is watered and has settled, you can press slightly on the plant to eliminate air pockets.
Most rose enthusiasts would agree not transplant roses in the growing season for several reasons. It is easier to transplant the roses while they are dormant because there is less of a risk of them going into shock since they are not growing. Plus, right after the yearly cropping the plant will be smaller and easier to move around. But, with the correct preparation and a lot of water, anyone can follow the steps listed here and anyone can have pretty, flourishing roses after a transplant during any season.