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Can I move an established rose?

With some care, it is possible to move mature roses in winter when they are dormant.

  1. Prepare the area well.
  2. Prune the rose as hard as possible, leaving some younger wood.
  3. When digging up the rose, try to retain the soil as a ball around the roots. It is likely that some roots will be damaged in this process but as long as most of the fibrous roots remain intact this should not cause too much concern.
  4. Plant with care, using Roots Boost, being careful not to break up the root ball when treading the soil down.
  5. Water well and thereafter, regularly.

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Plant Centre Development The Rosarium restaurant and new plant house at our Garden Centre in Attleborough, Norfolk were part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and officially opened May 2019