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transplanting tea roses

transplanting tea roses
Posted by shelli from CA on 2001-03-20 12:28:57

I have a new neighbor who does not want
the roses in her yard. She has said that
I can take them. What would be the best
way to move them? Should I cut them way
back first? I would like to try to save
them, but my gardening experience is
very limited. All help will be greatly
appreciated.
  • here's what I'd do
    Posted by Kimm from 4/5 on 2001-03-20 12:30:16

    I'd cut them back to at least 1/3 since
    in the process of moving them you
    probably will be destroying some of the
    roots and they would need the top growth
    cut back to accomadate that loss. If
    possible get the soil prepared before
    the move by adding large volumes of
    organic matter and, my preference, sheep
    manure (2,2,1). Rock phosphate or
    greensand probably wouldn't hurt either
    but a soil test would be in order to
    determine what is there and what else
    may be needed.
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