Transplanting roses in autumn
Roses can and should be repotted. In a new place, they willingly lay buds and bloom with brighter colors.
Do I need to do a transplant at all?
Yes need! Over time, the soil is depleted and regular top dressing does not save the situation. The immunity of the bush is weakened and the rose bush becomes an easy prey for attacks — insect pests, fungi, bacteria and other pathogens.
The rose should also be transplanted if it has become worse to bloom or the planting site was initially chosen incorrectly.
Important: do not transplant the rose in the flowering phase. She will drop buds and, due to stress, will hardly lay new ones. In an emergency, remove all flower stalks.
When to transplant
Can roses be transplanted in autumn? Yes, you can — at the end of August-September. And in early spring. When transplanted in cloudy weather, adaptation will be more painless. If clear sunny weather suddenly sets in, shade the bush for several days with any impromptu canopy.
Where to transplant
To any area protected from drafts and scorching midday rays. The ideal option is lace penumbra. The landing site should be as far as possible from the occurrence of groundwater and flood waters. The soil should be loose, drained, nutritious. For example, loam with a high content of humus. You can buy specialized soil for roses and generously enrich the planting hole with it.
How to transplant
The landing hole must be prepared in advance — 15-20 days in advance. During this time, the earth will settle and not drag the root neck down. Lay brick chips, expanded clay and coarse river sand on the bottom in layers. Above — nutrient soil. The day before planting, water the bush abundantly, spray the crown and tie the branches with twine. Dig around the trunk circle, gently deepening until the trunk can be loosened, lifted and removed with a crowbar. Take a close look at the roots. Remove damaged and rotten ones. Wrap an earthen bed in clingfilm to keep the soil from spilling out during transfer. If long-distance transportation is required, wrap first with a damp cloth and then with foil.
Technique for landing in a new place
Water the planting hole with a root stimulator. When the solution is completely absorbed, proceed to planting. Keeping the root neck level with the ground, free the roots from the film and cover with nutrient soil, avoiding voids. Pour warm water, add soil and lightly tamp. Mulch the planting site with compost or peat. Remove the twine from the branches, being careful not to damage the leaves. Ready!
With climbing roses, they do exactly the same, but the preparation includes two more points: removal from supports and pruning of branches.