Re: Trans planting a rose bush
As long as you maintain a good root ball you shouldn't have too much trouble. I too live in the west where it's not quite so cold and have moved roses in the dead of summer, knocking most of the root ball off in the transplant and STILL was able to salvage most of the roses. The moronic previous owner made hedges along a walkway with miniature roses planted inches apart. When I relandscaped I moved all the roses to the backyard - all 30 of them and didn't lose one.
Typically you want to move roses when they're dormant, but as long as the plant is healthy before the move and well cared for after the move, you shouldn't have any problems. When you move the plant, shade it from heat and direct sun for a while and keep it moist.
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