Transplant the roses

Transplant the roses

How to choose

Many of us love roses very much and would like to buy them and then transplant them in their gardens or in flower boxes and pots on balconies or terraces. When we go to buy a rose to transplant, our requests often fall on the preferred color and the type of bearing of the plant (climbing, etc.); many sellers content us only to sell, without delving into the space available to us, the exposure of the place where we want to grow our rose or other and, often, we fall back into the wrong or in any case unsuitable purchase. When we enter a nursery or specialized shop to buy a type of rose, the last thing we will have to think about will be our preferences; the first and fundamental factors to take into consideration for the right choice will be the use we want to make of it, that is if we want to use it to compose a hedge, if we want to allocate it to cultivation in pots, to embellish a wall or an arch and so on and the place where we will place it, whether or not it is exposed to the sun and at what time of day, the type of soil present, humidity, size of the space and arrangement etc.

In our opinion these are the main things to keep in mind when we decide to buy roses to transplant.

If you happen to buy or receive roses as a gift but it is not the right time for transplanting, you can keep them for a period of about two weeks in the wrapper in which they were sold or given away and place them in a place where the temperature does not go below zero and where the heating is not turned on; in case of need for a longer storage period, you will have to remove them from the initial packaging and place them in a container covered with sand or damp peat.

Places and soil for transplanting

As for the place and exposure suitable for planting our rose, it must be said that this type of plant gives life to a luxuriant and healthy development in airy areas with good brightness; direct sun will not be necessary but it must not be placed in places that are always shaded and with scarcity of light. If you do not have an environment with the favorable conditions described above but still want to grow roses, we advise you to opt for bush roses of the remontant type.

As for the soil, the important thing is that it is of medium texture, excellent that used for vegetable garden cultivation, rich in organic matter and very well drained to avoid water stagnation which could be very harmful for the rose.

It is good to remember that the planting of roses must not be done in the case of very wet or even frozen soil, it must first be allowed to dry completely; after having worked the soil at a depth of about thirty or forty centimeters, a first watering must be done in order to keep the root system of the right humidity, after the planting operation, manure must be made on the surface of the soil between the rose.

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The preferred temperature of the rose plant is between twelve and twenty-five degrees, if we go below it may happen that the rose does not develop buds, on the contrary, that is, if we go further, there may be a slowdown in the development of vegetation and a decrease in flower size. Having said this, we can however affirm that this plant tolerates both frosts and arid and windy climates well; in areas with an arid climate and sandy soil it will be advisable to add abundant organic fertilizer.

As previously mentioned, if the temperature exceeds twenty-five degrees, the rose slows down its development, it will therefore be useless to water it often, make fertilizer or proceed with pruning, these operations will instead be very useful when these temperatures drop and it will enter in less sultry seasons to have magnificent and splendid flowers in autumn and winter.

Transplanting Roses: Not everyone knows ...

Have you ever thought that roses were "territorialist"? Well yes! In addition to being beautiful, poetic, colorful, fragrant and elegant, they also have this characteristic that we will now try to explain to you.

Perhaps not everyone knows that it would be better never to transplant a rose in the same soil where another one lived, as these beautiful plants spread in the land where they are grown a deadly toxin for other roses that will eventually take their place. If you do not have large plots of land such as to be able to choose another location, it is advisable to radically change the land and wait two to three years for this dangerous toxin to be eradicated.

Roses are however the flower par excellence, their blossoming fills us with pride and serenity, with their splendid colors they embellish balconies, gardens and lawns of our houses and cities, it will certainly not be this small defect, if we want to call it, to discourage its cultivation.

How to transplant a rose

To properly transplant the rose a good dose of attention is essential, useful not to ruin a flower which, if properly cared for, represents one of the most loved floral beauties. Consequently, whether you want to change the position of the plant for better growth or simply move it from a pot to the ground, you need to be careful.

Take care of your roses for a garden in top shape!

Let's see what the period of the year is, temperature is locations best:

- the vegetative rest of roses is in October or February (in places with mild climate). Remember that transplanting does not have to be done on wet ground, so wait for a sunny day!
- the temperature depends on the type of rose, but, basically, a well-ventilated and well-lit place is needed sunlight, also - in some cases it is better - not direct.
- the rosebushes must be transplanted in fertile and medium-textured soils, with a good drainage. For shrubs, the necessary distance is about 120 cm from one to the other, for saplings about 1 meter, for Tea and Floribunda 70 cm, about 2 meters for vines.

First of all, coming to the practical steps, be sure to use gloves that give adequate protection: le thorns and the branches can cause injuries. Having ascertained this, cut the lateral roots of the rose with a spade all around the plant, eliminating those in excess.

When moving the plant, make sure there is enough space for proper root growth, the hole should be about 30cm deep. Then wet the area around it, preferably with deionized water or distilled to check drainage.

During the movement, support the base of the clod and pay attention to the earth and excess leaves: eliminate them by carefully shaking the plant.

Once positioned at the bottom of the hole, cover the sod. The use of natural fertilizer helps to keep the plant healthy and to get used to its new environment, it will take about two weeks.

We have already mentioned the many varieties of which the variegated universe of these beautiful flowers is composed: white, red, yellow, purple, blue, roses enchant for their fantastic colors, the intoxicating scent emanating and the elegant beauty they manage to bestow on any bouquet of flowers. They can be grown both in the ground and in pots and represent the ideal aesthetic enrichment for any type of green space. However, it is interesting to know that, regardless of the color and the different varieties, the rose can always be cared for and grown in the same way. An undoubted practical advantage for those who want to plant it and see it grow healthy and luxuriant. As a first element, in the next paragraph, we will examine the soil on which a rose loves to be planted, analyzing its characteristics and properties.

First of all, it must therefore always be kept in mind that roses have special needs with regard to soil. These flowers, in fact, prefer a slightly clayey soil or a fatty earth. The sandy soil can be enriched with large quantities of natural fertilizer in an advanced state of decomposition. Regardless of the type of soil in front of you, it is always a good idea to dig a large and deep hole, and then fill it with compost for roses if you intend to create those optimal conditions for a luxuriant growth of the flower in question. But, before proceeding with the insertion into the ground, it will be necessary to carry out a series of preliminary operations that we will describe now.

Moving wild rose bushes

Wild roses are difficult plants to survive in the abandoned sites they frequent. They grow fast and tall, protect themselves with abundant thorns and ask no one for help.

Plus, they produce roses like Mother Nature wanted them to look, flowers with delicate five petals and yellow stamen. Flowers foam a field in spring, then die. But their second ornamental act comes with the large red rose hips that appear in autumn and hang from bare brambles during the winter.

Moving wild rose bushes isn't difficult, and the plants aren't fussy about the site. But you'll want to make sure you transplant a wild rose at the right time, using some wild rose transplant tips.

  • New Moon: transplant in boxes and away from direct sunlight the seedlings sown in germinators. A high operation to do is to plant geraniums.
  • Crescent moon: sow the rustic annual plants in the ground and plant the cyclamen. With regard to the vegetable garden, the sowing of dill, asparagus, basil, borage, chamomile, artichokes, thistles, beans, wild fennel, peas, parsley, rocket, shrimp is carried out at this stage
  • new Moon: planting the dahlia tubers.
  • falling moon: sow lettuce and celery. Transplant onion cloves.

How to transplant roses

The operation of transplant roses in vase must be preceded by the soil cleaning intended to receive plants from any previous vegetations. Depending on the type and size of the plants, we must dig suitable holes, to create sufficient space for root growth.

Before planting it, let's place the rose in a bucket of water and leave it for the whole night. It is appropriate make a 4-5 cm thick bed with a mixture of soil mixed with compost and organic fertilizer. Then the rose is placed and the hole is filled with the same mixture.

We plant roses in such a way that the point of grafting (the swollen part from which the branches arise) are located at a height of about 5 cm above the ground. Twice during the growing season you should use a artificial fertilizer (NPK 12 + 10 + 18) or an organic fertilizer. To prevent disease, it is important to use a fertilizer with a high magnesium and potassium content and low nitrogen content.

For reproduction, a rose transplant is performed by cuttings.

With shears we shorten the longer roots in half and remove the dry ones.

We dig a hole of at least 50x50x50 cm and, on the bottom, we create a cone of earth and manure above which we lay the rose with the roots spread out in a radial pattern.

We add earth up to the collar of the plant and we pour water to settle the earth and eliminate air pockets.

We press the surrounding ground with our feet and wet it abundantly. If we plant more bush roses in the same flower bed, we leave at least 70 cm between one shrub and another.

Plant the roses

Roses can be planted in spring or autumn. It is not a complicated job, but some general rules must be respected. Roses vegetate well in exposures that have a good brightness and well ventilated. The less favorable areas are best tolerated by remontant bushes in bunches with small and large flowers.

The rose is not a demanding plant and gives excellent results in all medium-textured soils, good for agricultural or vegetable crops, especially if rich in organic matter and with good drainage of excess water.

If the rosebushes take a long time to vegetate and their skin shrivels, cases that can occur when the weather remains dry or there are persistent winds, the branches of the bushes are pruned 10 cm from the ground level and then covered with piled up earth. kept fresh. This expedient allows the recovery of most of the plants in distress, which generally develop new vegetations from the buds placed at the base of the branches.

It is a good idea to avoid planting roses in the same land where roses had already been grown. If we cannot avoid it, it is necessary to change the soil of the holes with another taken from where roses have never been grown, it is good to carry out a preparation of the soil at a depth of 30-40 cm, incorporating a third by volume of seasoned manure and a third of peat.

  1. After having established the perimeter within which to plant the roses, we move on to digging by completely sinking the blade of the spade.
  2. The surface layer of the soil must be removed and then sieved to eliminate weeds and roots before reusing it.
  3. The earth excavated from the hole should be mixed with peat and manure to enrich its nutrient content.
  4. After having planted some pegs that help us determine the levels reached, we put a part of earth back on the bottom of the hole, creating an enlarged cone.

When planting in late spring, we prune the branches even shorter (at about 15-20 cm in height). We slightly sprout the roots by removing the broken or damaged ones. We place the plant with the roots well extended in the hole, supporting it vertically so that the starting point of the branches is 2 or 3 cm below the ground level. We begin to cover the roots with earth, pressing it well with our feet or with a transplanter. After transplanting, we water abundantly with 2-3 liters of water per plant, so that the earth adheres well to the roots. At the end of the transplant, let the soil dry for a few hours and pile earth on the branches of the roses until almost completely covering the base. This operation, essential for successful rooting, must be carried out on both autumn and spring transplants, as well as on roses planted in pots, boxes or containers.

Video: Комнатные розы: пересадка. How to transplant a potted rose.