I have read enough to know that fall or early spring are the best times to transplant rose bushes, but I have another detail to add to the mix.
Ten years ago, when first moving to our current home, I was delighted to find a climbing rose bush out back. The first bloom season following our arrival was spectacular, with so many blooms that the long canes bowed under the weight! I had never seen anything so beautiful! However, in the next few following years, I watched this magnificent bush become sick to the point that it was dug up, discarded & replaced with a new one.
The replacement was a thornless variety called Zephrin Drouhin. I was told this was a particularly disease resistant, hearty rose. Long story short; It is suffering in the same manner as the previous rose. After many attempts to treat the bush, I have decided that for whatever reason, it is the spot in which it is planted that is the problem. Naturally, I want to move the plant to a different area. Do I need to wait until fall or move it now? Is there anything special I should do if moving it now?
I am anxiously awaiting your reply! Thanks, Beth in Kentucky