Take some time to carefully dig out the transplanted rose, doing as little damage to the roots as possible, but cutting off the long, fibrous roots. When you shovel under the rose, be careful not to cut off the large roots. Carefully dig out the rose bush and use a shovel to loosen the root ball around the plant. Dig as deep as possible around the base of the rose bush while still being able to move the rose bush and its root ball to its new location.
Build a small mound in the center of the hole for your rose bush to sit on. Spread out your rose root and place the root ball in the rose hole. Reach out and pull the plant away from the base of the plant, shaking it to dislodge the soil from the roots. Shake off some of the taproot’s soil, remove broken roots and dead wood, and immediately plant the rose in a new location if possible.
Remember that you are creating a pause during which the plant will separate from the surrounding soil before you have yet attempted to dig up the plant, so you should not remove much (if any) soil during this part of the process. Instead of uprooting and tearing the rose from the surrounding soil, use clean pruning shears to cut out a few roots that stick to the deepest spot you can get to. Once the anchor roots are torn off, insert a shovel and carefully lift the rose off the ground. Instead of pulling on the rose to free it, use a shovel to carefully cut away a few of the main roots.
After planting, prune the rose as much as possible using angled cuts and removing any thin, unsightly, or weakened branches. Place the transplanted rose in the new hole so that the roots can comfortably spread out and continue planting, as usual, making sure the bud junction (where all the branches meet) is well covered with soil. Place the rose on top of fresh soil in a new pot without biting the roots. While the rose is dripping, fill the new pot about halfway with fresh potting soil and water it several times until it is evenly damp.
Fill the pot halfway with new soil and place the rose in the ground. There should be a 5cm gap between the ground plane (the rose of the previous rose plane) and the top of the pot. Spread out the roots evenly, then add more soil to bring the plant to the desired level, remembering that the last layer of fresh soil in the pot should be within 1-2 inches of the edge of the new pot. As you hold the shrub, determine how much soil you need to add in order to plant the rose with the grafted joint (the swollen area between the stem and root of the rose shrub) 2-3 inches below the top. earthen pot.
Plant the rosebush in the new hole with the grafted rosebush bulb 5-10cm below ground level. For a four-by-three-foot shrub rose, a new hole should ideally be dug about 14 inches deep and 36 inches wide. To protect a newly transplanted rose during its first winter in a new location, cover the crown of the rose with 12 inches (30 cm) of fresh soil and add a thick layer of mulch. Then backfill the rose with a mixture of existing potting soil and well-rotted compost.
First, where are you going to dig the big hole and make sure to mix 50% compost into the soil you’re putting back into the hole. Dig a hole big enough for the rose container. Using a compost pile or soil from other parts of the garden, form a mound around the plant up to 6 inches above where the shoots join.
As a final step, take some twine or string and tie it around the rose to hold the canes together so they don’t hit you when you try to dig up the plant. If the rose is tied to a pot, take a small knife and cut the surface of the root ball in several places around the root ball.
If you are unable to plant a bare-rooted rose within 24 hours of receiving it, lay it down by digging a small trench, placing the rose at a 45-degree angle, and placing its roots underground.
When planting an open-rooted rose, soak the plant (up to the bud) in a tub of warm water overnight to hydrate the rose. Soak the rose roots in a bucket or tub of water for a few hours before planting, or wrap the plants in clean, damp bags so the roots and stems can absorb as much moisture as possible.