Lynnez said:Finally my Claire have some perfect white roses today,. So pretty!
hampartsum said:I just came in and saw your post @Moondog.... I started my fall planting plus moving. Most of my HT's do not go fully dormant so if I were to wait for that then I might as well keep waiting... So I normally brave out and decide for them somewhere before solstice (winter here) and get both plantings and moving done just in case that severe weather sets in August. Also I want my liftings done before the real cold gets here. I decide that the bush is "dormant" when I see no new growth, or if so it is insignificant and will be dead with the next hard frosts. Of course my OGRs are much better behaved and change their leaves into lovely fall colours and sometime in fall drop them. These yes go fully dormant. This as a general rule.
Now there can be other practical reasons to move a bush at the growing stage. Can it be done? Yes, so long you provide extra care. That will imply extra watering by hand on a daily basis plus providing some shading by building a tent or igloo around & above it. Younger bushes like yours are easier to move than much larger ones. I found that my Papa Meilland 33 years old was moved , rejuvenated and pruned and produced wonderful blooms even after its first after transplant season.
What I do find growing roses, and adding quite a few more each year that my landscape design changes as it adapts to the bushes that I have in 'flesh'. So inevitably a given bush is not growing as expected . Also sometimes a given bush goes downhill and a gap is created, that needs to be filled. It again calls for moving in an adequate one. I did find that moving roses around is no big deal nor harmful for the bushes either. Every time I dig a new hole , more manure plus wool and other ammendments go in so there's an improvement of my yard. At first I felt guilty of mistreating my roses but this past season I discovered that it's so easy that I've stopped worrying about it fully.