With a little skill, roses can be moved safely. We explain step by step how to transplant roses without damaging them.© Valerii Honcharuk - Fotolia.com "You don't plant an old tree," is the popular saying. And this wisdom is not without foundation. 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 Flowers is to move with them.
If you take care when transplanting the roses, scientifically pink, you will also 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 move your roses.
1. Transplant roses - choose a good location
Before moving roses, you should choose a suitable location for your favorite flower. What needs to be considered?
New plants often grow poorly. The shoots also develop slowly. The root system is also developing very weakly. Soil fatigue can only be remedied with a soil replacement or soil damping.
- The soil should be loose, so the roots unfold well.
- A neutral pH value of the soil is important so that the rose thrives splendidly.
- Make sure that no roses have previously stood in the new location. The consequence could be one Rose fatigue be the floor.
- The position towards the sun also plays a major role for the chosen place. It is favorable if the roses get a lot of sun without being exposed to excessive heat. We therefore recommend that you orient the roses to the southeast or southwest.
- Air circulation is also important. Do not expose your plants to the wind. However, roses should be caught in a moderate breeze. This way, the leaves can dry out quickly after rain and fungi or other pests have no chance.
2. Transplant roses - when?
You can basically make roses all year round. However, the best time to transplant is in the fall - from mid-October to early December, There are two main reasons for this step.
- This way, the roses can grow before winter, because the roots still develop in autumn.
- In addition, the roses are not exposed to the heat of the summer months.
3. Dig out, transport and store roses
When digging out, transporting or storing, make sure that you damage the rose bush to be moved as little as possible. Although slight damage cannot be avoided, it will not be of major importance for future growth. Here's how you can get to work:
- Dig out the rose gently. A spade with a long, sharp blade is recommended. But don't put it too close to the rose. You should have a slightly larger radius around the plant sprouts to damage the roots as little as possible.
- Roses can be easily transported with bare roots. They don't need to be potted for transportation. But wrap the roots in damp cloths for a longer transport to prevent them from drying out. If you then pull a plastic bag over the wrapped roots, you will prevent the wet towels from drying faster.
- After a longer transport, the roses must completely water. For this, the flowers are placed in water for up to 24 hours before planting in the new rose bed.
- Finally, the stronger roots are cut at right angles to the trunk axis.
4. Transplant roses - prepare the planting site well
The location where the rose is to be placed must be loosened well beforehand.
Rule of thumb for planting depth!
Plant the rose just as deep into the new planting hole as it was in the bottom of the previous rose bed.
➢ Then when you dig out the planting hole, remember that it will grow to be about the size of double the root volume. All roots must fit in unimpeded, without kinking.
➢ As with the planting of new roses, attention should be paid to the processing point. The knot between roots and shoots should be about 5 centimeters below the surface after planting.
➢ Before planting, cut the shoots back at a slight angle to 3 to 7 eyes.
5. Place the rose correctly in the planting hole
- The rose is held freely in the hole as you fill the soil. Shake the plant a little. This distributes the earth as best as possible. You also prevent cavities from forming in the earth.
- When you have filled the planting hole, you still have to compact the soil. To do this, a small trench is dug in the radius of the planting hole and gradually filled with water. As soon as the soil around the plant has settled through the water, fill the free space again with earth. This process is repeated until the earth no longer settles around the plant.
- After repositioning, 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 fir or spruce twigs to protect them from freezing frost.