Saturday, August 1, 2009

Transplanting Roses - Secrets to Success

By Kor Rassad

The reasons for requiring to transplant roses are numerous. It could be because you favor to allow it greater sunlight or it could be that you are simply switching things around a bit in your garden. But, whatever the cause, there are various matters that you will need to recognise before you begin plucking your plant out of the ground.

First things first; prepare the land where you are projecting to site your roses. The last thing you want to do is to allow the root ball to be displayed to the hot sun or release any of its moisture. If your plant must move by vehicle to get to its new placement, make certain that you cover the roots with a damp piece of burlap.

A great tip to remember is to water your plant well the day before you plan to move it. Water is the secret of a victorious transplant. The chances of transplanting a dry, wilting plant successfully are low.

But, if the plant is full of water, the requirements on the roots are small for a spell after the transplant. In all probability you are going to loose some of the roots from transplanting the plant. The roots of a rose plant develop really deep into the soil past the point of a reasonable sum of soil that can be removed. But, with sufficient water drawn by the rest of the plant, your roses have a better chance of survival.

When digging the plant out, get as much of the root ball as you can manage. It is not necessary to trim healthy plant growth from the top structure in order for the plant to live. The development of the plant is important in the production of sugars. It only harms the plant to trim its growth away. After the transplant if the plant starts to droop at its tips its a sign that it is having trouble supporting its top structure. If this occurs step-up the amount that you water it and you can trim any tips that do not recover. Its a good idea to give approximately a half to a full cup of bone meal to the hole where the plant will go. You will also want to set the plant somewhat higher then it was before because the plant will settle within the hole. The bud union can be about one or two inches above ground level. Once the plant is watered and has settled, you can press slightly on the plant to eliminate air pockets.

Most rose enthusiasts would concur not transplant roses in the growing season for several reasons. It is smoother to transplant the roses while they are dormant because there is less of a risk of them going into shock since they are not growing. Plus, right after the annual trimming the plant will be smaller and lighter to move around. But, with the correct preparation and a lot of water, anyone can follow the steps listed here and anyone can have glorious, flourishing roses after a transplant during any season.

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