Transplant roses – time and instructions


Roses can be moved with a little skill without worry. We explain step by step how to transplant roses without harming them.

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“You do not transplant an old tree,” it says in the vernacular. And this wisdom is not unfounded. But what about roses? Many hobby gardeners ask themselves this question when, for example, the place of residence or garden is changed and the queen of the Blumem is to move.

If you practice carefully repeating the roses, scientifically pink, you will be able to enjoy the full splendor of the flowers at the new location. With the following advice we want to make it easier for you to transplant your roses.

1. Transplant roses – select location well

Before relocating roses, you should choose a suitable location for your favorite flower. What should be considered?

Soil tiredness:
New plants often grow badly. In addition, the shoots develop hesitantly. The root system is also developing very weakly. Only with a soil replacement or a soil damping the soil fatigue can be solved.

  • The soil should be loose , so the roots unfold well.
  • A neutral ph value of the soil is important for the rose to flourish magnificently.
  • Make sure that no roses have previously been in the new location. The result could be a rose tiredness of the soil.
  • A great role for the chosen place also plays the position to the sun. It is beneficial if the roses get a lot of sun, but without being exposed to excessive heat. Therefore, we recommend that you orient the roses to the southeast or southwest.
  • Also important is the air circulation. Do not expose your plants directly to the wind. However, roses should be covered by a moderate breeze. So the leaves can dry off quickly after a rain and fungi or other pests have no chance.

2. transplant roses – when?

You can always implement roses throughout the year. However, the best time to transplant is in autumn – from mid-October to early December . Two main reasons suggest this step.

  1. So the roses can grow before the winter, because the roots develop in the fall.
  2. In addition, the roses are not exposed to the heat of the summer months.

3. Dig out, transport and store roses

When excavating, transporting or storing, make sure that you do not damage the rose bush as little as possible. Although minor damage will be inevitable, it is not essential for future growth. And so you can go to work:

  • Gently dig up the rose. We recommend a spade with a long, sharp leaf . Do not put it too close to the rose. You should have a slightly larger radius around the plant shoot to damage the roots as little as possible.
  • Roses are easy to transport with bare roots. They do not need to be potted for transport. But wrap the roots in damp cloths for longer transport to prevent them from drying out. If you then pull a plastic bag over the wrapped roots, you will prevent the damp cloths from drying faster.
  • After prolonged transport, the roses must be thoroughly soaked. For this purpose, the flowers are placed in water for up to 24 hours before planting in the new bed of roses.
  • Finally, the stronger roots are cut at right angles to the trunk axis.

4. Transplant roses – prepare planting well

The location on which the rose is to be set must first be well loosened up.

Rule of thumb for planting depth!
When transplanting, plant the rose just as deeply into the new planting hole as it previously had in the soil of the previous rosary.

 When you lift the planting hole, remember that it will grow to be about twice the root volume. All roots must fit unhindered without kinking.
 Just as when planting new roses, pay attention to the  processing station . The knot between roots and shoots should lie about 5 centimeters below the surface after setting.
 Before planting, trim the shoots slightly obliquely to 3 to 7 eyes.

5. Put the rose right in the plant hole

  1. The rose is kept free in the hole while you fill the earth. Shake the plant a bit. This distributes earth as best as possible. In addition, you avoid cavities form in the earth.
  2. When you have filled the planting hole, you still have to compact the soil. For this purpose, a small trench is dug in the radius of the plant hole and slowly filled with water. Once the soil has settled around the plant through the water, refill the resulting free space with soil again. This process is repeated until the soil no longer settles around the plant.
  3. After transplanting it is important to water the rose regularly so that it grows well. In any case, you should pile the rose about 20 centimeters high with soil to protect the plant from evaporation or frost. The shoots can also be covered with spruce or spruce for protection against freezing frost .

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