moving a rose bush

nicola young asked 13 years ago

I moved into this house 4 years ago and there was a rose bush outside, i don’t know how many years its been there, it is beautiful but i think it could be a climbing rose, it has grown very tall, it is a bit exposed and has no shelter, i have put bamboo sticks and gardening tape around it but with the wind it is still breaking, i have a shed outside with a flower bed in front of it and wondered would it be better protected there growing against a wall, if l wait and move it in october when i cut it back would i damage the rose bush if it has been in that spot for years, i have only discovered gardening this year and am really only a beginner and don’t want to ruin the rose bush, thanks

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Take a few cuttings, using flowered shoots about 20 cm long in a pot with 2 parts peat and 1 part coarse sand or grit. Use some rooting powder. Cover the pot with a plastic bag and when roots appear and new growth, pot up into larger pots.

 Use one of the plants in your new position.The exisitng rose could be moved but there is no risk in this approach.