When transplanting roses, dig as far down as possible and keep as many roots as possible. Avoid putting dirt above the root line when transplanting roses with help from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardening tips.
Hi this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment we are going to talk about transplanting roses. Now I love my roses, they are so beautiful in the garden and they bloom all summer and the most beautiful fragrance. And they are really old roses, they came with the property so I know they've been there for many years. And I have this rose here that was in the front bed and the deer love it. We have deer that come through and of all my plants they've just hacked away on this rose. So I've decided I'm going to transplant it and I'm going to put it in a container in the greenhouse. And that way hopefully, the deer won't get to it and I will get lots of blooms next summer and it won't just get mawed down. So make sure when you transplant roses to dig as far down as you can and leave as many roots as you can. Roses can survive with very few roots but yet you don't want to cut them all the way to the top of the root sections and where you have no roots at all. A lot of times with older plants if you start hacking on them and you can break it off easily. So make sure when you transplant to get as many roots as you can. And I actually tried to shake off some of the dirt too, and even cut back some of the sides just to give it some new growth. And just to give it some air. Because this has been there for years and years and years. And the trick is when you transplant it to do it right away or even leave it in a bucket of water if you can't get to it that day. Cause roses will survive in a bucket of water very easily, I've been amazed. And then when you do get a chance to transplant it, make sure when you plant it back never to have the dirt above the root line. So just like a tree you don't want to cover any of the branches so that they are, can get air. And when you transplant it make sure that you've got a big area cause they will get more roots and I've found with roses they like big containers, if you are doing it in containers. Or they like a big flower bed if you are doing it into a flower bed. And they don't want too many plants right up against them, they like to be the center of attention. They really like to have a big area to grow. So plant them right back in full hot sun in good drainage. And you'll find they'll be back to blooming in no time.