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Hello - I have 4 beautiful David Austin roses which I want to move nearer the house, digging into the lawn. How should I prepare the ground, and is now the time to do it? Many thanks for any advice.
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- Posted: Tue. 22nd September 2009 18:27
I also would like a answer to the rose question.
I would like to transplant my roses to a new place as soon as possible if it's the right time to do so. Any suggestion regading soil preparation would be helpful.
P R Lemar.
- Posted: Wed. 23rd September 2009 10:07
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Good evening, depending on how old the roses are these should transplant with relative ease but I would wait until November before you undertake this.
Firstly, though thoroughly prepare the area where they are being planted by incorporating if you can get it well rotted manure - preferably mixed farmyard, also add a little rose fertiliser.
Trim the roses back prior to lifting taking out the weak, diseased, old growth and trim the stronger growth to form a good bowl shape removing laterals ro within 150mm of the main stems. Lift using a fork or spade trying to take as much root as possible and replant in the new positions. Mix the soil well and back fill firming to reduce the chance of air pockets water in and basically JOB DONE!
Jason Lock MSGD
- Posted: Wed. 23rd September 2009 19:46
Agree with Jason...lots and lots of well rotten manure, and dig well in and deep. as roses have deep roots, the more you prep then the better. after planting. cut back hard to avoid wind rocking them around and disturbing them until the spring...best time is when their leves are down..
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- Posted: Wed. 23rd September 2009 20:49