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Gently transfer it to the new hole. If the plant is large, it can be helpful to drag it to the hole on a tarp. Note: If the rose wilts when transplanted, it may not survive. Amend the soil. In a bucket or wheelbarrow, mix equal amounts of mulch, potting soil, and peat moss. Prune off overgrowth on climbing roses and tie securely to structures to prevent top-heavy canes from breaking in the wind.
Top off taller hybrid teas or shrub roses at 4 to 5 feet to reduce wind throw risk. In colder climates, the combination of rocking in the wind with. May 01, Cut off a branch near the base of your rose bush. Carefully scrape the outside bark on the branch. If there is green under the bark, that means that your rose bush is still alive and you'll be able to revive it. If the branch under the bark is brown, it means your rose bush is dead and you'll have to Views: K.
Springy rose canes can bounce into your face, so it's a good idea to wear safety goggles and a hard hat to protect your head and eyes, especially when working among dense rose hedges or thickets.