[gardeners] transplanting question

Billie Hinton (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Fri, 27 Oct 2000 11:52:07 -0400


I rarely post but eagerly read everyone's messages which I find so helpful
and heartening.  I do have a question if anyone has a chance to respond...

We have put an arbor/gate in and I have 3 climbing roses (young ones) that
I would like to transplant to train up over the arbor. When is the best
time to do this, and is there a really good way that will lessen the chance
that they won't make it?

We also have to move a back side section of our picket fence in about 2
feet b/c the previous owners installed it over the property line, and there
are several mature rhododendrons and slightly smaller hydrangeas that will
have to be moved in.  Same questions with regards to them...

I have never owned a house before so haven't done much transplanting or
moving around of things. I did move a butterfly bush last year and it made
it, so I'm hoping these others (esp. the roses) will as well. Any advice
will be much appreciated.

I am so envious of those of you with your tea trees and calendula and
pomegranates! Wow!

I am in North Carolina, if that is helpful in responding.

All best,

Billie Hinton