QuestionsHow to growRosesPlantingroses. 0 Vote Up Vote Down deane asked 12 years ago I want to move some roses. Is it best to wait until the dormant season. do i prune before re-planting and what is the best soil? 1 Answers 0 Vote Up Vote Down Gerry Daly Staff answered 5 years ago You must wait untiol November. Reduce the tops by half or so before lifting. Plant in good deep fertile soil in full sunshine.