When you say you want to transplant or repot roses, you could mean different things. The most common is larger shrubs that you want to move to another location. The reasons for this are mostly purely aesthetic. Gardeners want to multiply these beautiful plants in their own garden or simply get a new garden concept up and running. Sometimes, however, something else is meant when transplanting roses or repotting. In some cases it is more about the roses that you get in a plant container and want to put in the ground in your own garden. We will address both questions in the following article. Some of the tips apply to both matters and others are more specific!
Properly transplanting the roses will prevent rose fatigue
Transplant tall roses
We’ll start right away with the more complicated matter, which is transplanting larger roses. First of all, prepare the necessary gardening tools, as this is important both for your safety and for easier handling of the roses. The first thing you need are gloves that will protect you from the thorns of the roses. You also need a shovel, with which you dig up the bushes with part of the root system. After all, you also need a suitable cutting device or pruning shears. With this you should remove the larger outgrowths of your plant. In addition, you must cut the leaves of the nearby shrubs before the new use.
You must cut off the longest stems before moving, and this applies to all types of roses
The right season in which you should plant the roses
If you get a new rose in a flower pot and you can just put it in the ground, you have more freedom in terms of time. Only avoid the coldest and hottest periods of the year. But we will tell you more about that in a moment. Let’s stay with the shrubs that have already grown in our own garden.
Transplanting rose bushes
First, identify the rose bushes you want to transplant. When choosing the new location, you should consider the specifics of the different types of roses in terms of light and shade. Be sure to put on your gloves and grab the cutter. First cut the trunks at a height of 70-80 cm. Then you need to carefully take out the root system with a suitable garden shovel. Don’t worry if part of it stays in the ground. In addition to this, you should cut off the rotten or very dry parts of the root. Actually, it is very important that the roots and trunk are about the same height. Now dig a hole that is wide and deep enough for the root system. The bottom 2-3 centimeters of the shoots should also remain underground. Then water and now carefully cut the leaves from the sticks. If you want to fertilize your roses, it is best to do so at least a month later.
Tip: Consider adding a soil activator before using the roses.
Roses should be transplanted in spring or autumn
Transplant roses in flower pots
When you order new roses for the garden, you usually get them in a flower pot. Sometimes you could also get roses in the form of bare shoots with a root system, but we will now write about the first situation. Carefully remove the roses from the flower pot and cut off both part of the root system and the shoots, especially the rotten and dry parts. Again, make sure these are about the same height. By the way, you should also cut off shoots that grow inwards if possible. After planting the rose stem in its new location, you should cover the root system and the first few inches of the shoots with soil. In this case, leave the leaves on the shoots, add some soil activator if desired, and put the new roses in. In this case, too, fertilization should be carried out after a month at the earliest.
Tip: If you get the roses in the form of leafless shoots and roots, follow the same rules for using them that we have described for using the bushes.
You can remove the leaves from the young roses in the flower pot
When transplanting your roses, whether it’s a larger shrub or a new type of flower, there are some general rules. You should know that these flowers harmonize with different types of fungi in their natural environment. There are special organics from certain dry mushroom cultures that can be used to cover the root ball before using it in the soil. Be sure to consider this as it will most likely greatly enhance the growth of the roses. Find out if and when you need to cut back the respective rose species. You should prefer to use only organic fertilizers, most plentifully in the spring. The roses can not only have a safe, but also a structuring function in your garden. Therefore, think creatively and strategically where you can best use them.
We promise you that transplanting roses is worthwhile and wish you a lot of fun doing it.
In the period in which you transplant the rose, it must not be too hot
When repotting, the rose can sometimes be in its flowering period
Timely repotting can liven up the roses and you can even multiply them
In some cases it is necessary to cut off the stems and roots before transplanting
Do you want to transplant the roses because you want to renew your garden design concept? Yes, that’s definitely a good idea
Transplanting the roses is a bit tedious, but it will certainly bring you a good effect
Propagate and transplant your roses until you reach your dream garden