Saturday, November 14, 2009

How can I relocate a climbing rose in november ?

My friend is having a conservatory built onto the house in December. There is a rose (climber about 12' tall) growing where conservatory will go. As rose was planted by his elderly mother, he would like to save it, and grow it elsewhere. Take cuttings ? Any suggestions please ? Thanks HJ.

How can I relocate a climbing rose in november ?
By all means take cuttings and use a good `rooting powder` before planting them. You need to prune the bush back really hard. Prune it down to about three feet, then dig up the root keeping as much of the original root soil as possible. Before you place it in a pre dug hole, water the `hole` profusely and put some rooting `food` in. After planting, stamp the soil down really well and re-water. It sounds drastic to cut it back this way, but it will do the plant a favour and it will grow even stronger stems for next year.If we get a frost or very cold weather, try and protect it by wrapping newspaper and polythene around it, until the worst of the cold weather is over.
Reply:take cutting is the best idea. put them in a green house if possible
Reply:Its a good time of the year to move. Dig it up %26amp; move it as long as there is no frost . Bury it lower than the graft . Good luck!
Reply:1.. Cutings won't work. The rose will have been grafted onto special rootstock and the cutting will not be true to type (you will end up with a wild rose).

2. Roses were traditioinally planted in the winter on with bare roots. Cut the plant right back, dig it up and re-plant it (keeping as much soil as you can on the roots). Mulch the plant well and make sure over the next few months that it is secure in the ground (after a windy spell) and that it is not waterlogged.
Reply:Cut it back %26amp; use the best cutting %26amp; start the in the green house, then dig up the rest %26amp; try to relocate it %26amp; hopefuly u'll get both to grow. Always have a back up.
Reply:This is a good time of year to move it. First trim it back, then take it up retaining a lot of soil. Move it where you want it and water it well for a few weeks. It should be fine next spring.
Reply:This is a fine time to move it. I would also take cuttings just to ensure you have the rose for good. It is beginning to be the dormant season for roses, so it is safe to move it without disruption. You do not want to move it while in full flower. In fact, the best tie is before bud break in the srping and while it is defoliated, (no or few leaves) if you can before the ground gets too hard. If your garden is still soft and plantable now; it is a great time to do it. Casa Hiedra above, has great advice.

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