My Abe is under a tree so movrd it today. I spent a while trying to tease it out but the dreaded crunch sound came. The end of the main root snapped:
It was a bit soft where it snapped so I made a clean cut with secateurs. I then replanted out of the tree line and added some mycorrhizal to the root:
It was originally planted against the fence underneath a hornbeam!
Do you think Abe will survive? It’s about 10 years old.
I think it wil be fine. I have done this many time, specially with roses who have been stablished in a certain area and area harder to dig up. The rose may sulk for a bit and to me they always do no matter how intact I think their roots look, but it should be ok. Just keep it well tended.
@dianela7bnorthal - thanks. what advice have you got to give the best chance? I’ve mulched it now for winter. Do you mean in terms of feeding, watering etc? thanks
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If your temperatures will be cold I would just keep it mulched. If it will still be growing then I would keep it extra watered for a bit. You could also add some compost or composted cow manure which will feed very slowly. When I have time I like add a few shovels of cow manure (just some store bought black cow) around each rose during the winter. They always look their best when I do this. I hope your Abe does great, it is a gorgeous rose.
Those roots look really good!