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- Matamata NZ
|14 May '07 4:18 pm|
Seriously... I saw your entry for the red Rose you transplanted during the height of summer, along with lots of other plants.
When I started my first rose garden at Tarawera, I was given 12 bushes in the middle of a hot summer. The donor who had a huge garden said that they may not survive the transplant as they were all in full bloom, but speed and care of the roots helped a lot, as we had a hours journey home after picking them up.We pre-pruned them to fit in the wagon and reduce the shock to the plants.
Their places were all ready for them, moist from an early in the day heavy watering, so it was just a matter of getting them in their new home as soon as we got home...no time for a cuppa first for us.
For a month after planting those roses got a daily bucket of water each and not once did I see a sign of wilting,a month later they were in full bloom again.
It is the dedication to watering that makes the difference when moved in summer...even large trunked older roses can be moved with success.
Since that time I have transplanted roses several times in summer and most gardeners I know are disbelieving... however they scoff no longer after seeing how well it can be done...I never turn down an unwanted rose whatever the season...I love their tenacity!
Thank you for your beautiful garden!
'A garden is a love song, a duet between a human being and Mother Nature'