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Hi. I'm Stan DeFreitas, Mr. Green Thumb. You know occasionally you'll come across the weird question, I've got an old wild rose; let's say it's growing on my Uncle Fred's property, and I want to move that old wild rose to a new site. What I would do is just like kind of taking this container plant. I'd take a straight shovel at about a month before I was going to move it, I would dig down one spade deep. Probably about 6 to 10 inches and I would sever all those roots out probably about 18 inches from the plant. By doing that, we're root pruning that wild rose and preparing it for the move. And occasionally I have done this where I take an old rose that's just really unique, really beautiful but let's say that it's in an abandon property that you know the owner, and you're going to move it from there to your site. Make sure you move it as quickly as you can once you do the root pruning. Usually I'm going to do the root pruning about a month before and I'm going to move it all within one day when I do get ready to move it. So a month out, you root pruned it. You move it to the new site. Remember that roses need about six to eight hours of bright sun a day for best flowering. And I normally would improve the soil even though it's been growing on maybe some old farm soil some where. Take it, add some peat moss, add some cow manure, make sure you plant it the same depth level that it was growing before. If you do that, you should have great results. For askmrgreenthumb.com, I'm Stan DeFreitas.