There can be many reasons for us transplanting roses in our garden.
Maybe you have a house that you inherited and you want to bring some plants with you when you move.
Not only things we have indoors can bring memories to us and have affectionate value. I have many plants in my garden that belonged to my mother and father and also other relatives, and they are dear to me, and if I move I, of course, want to take them with me!
We might also need to transplant our roses to change location in our garden. For instance, I used to have several shrub roses in the front yard of my house. But because the trees around grew higher and higher and even a hedge I had got higher, the roses did not get enough sun, and because of that, I had tons of problems with the roses.
I had insects and mildew, black spots and you name it. And not very many flowers!
I therefore, had to transplant the shrubs to a sunnier spot in the garden. The next season the roses grew faster than ever, produced many, many more flowers and showed not a single sign of having any sickness. I was all amazed by the fast adjustment to the new place!
What Time is Best for Transplanting Roses?
The best is to be transplanting roses when they are dormant, that means in the early to spring. If you transplant the roses during this time the plants will be less shocked than any other time. You will also have warmer climate ahead for the roses to be established in the new place.
You might also transplant your roses in the fall; many gardeners like to transplant the roses during that time. The only thing is that you need to have a good timing so you do not move the rose to close to the frozen period. They need to have a good time to adjust at the new place.
If you wait too long, you risk losing the plant by virtually freezing it to death.
Dig the rose plant up
In order to dig the plant up from the ground, you grab a spade and cut a circle around the plant and try to lift it up off the ground. Take as large a ball of roots and soil as you can possibly manage to lift. The reason you should take along as much soil you can is so the roots of the plant will be less disturbed.
Proceed to place the newly dug bush in your new freshly prepared place. Spread the root and rootlets out while putting it into the new hole.
Good luck with your transplanting!