Roses may be successfully moved at most times of the year, even in full flower and when the soil is dry, provided precautions are taken.

Remove all buds and flowers, but do not leave them with long stems. Lift each plant carefully, cutting back any extra long roots. There is no need to lift with a ball of soil, but cover the roots and lower portions of the stems with damp hessian. It is even more important in the summer than during the normal planting season that the roots do not become dry. Replant the roses in their new location as soon as possible, having first removed all leaves and "puddled" the roots - dipping the roots in a bucket containing water and enough fine soil to form mud. Firm planting is vital.

Water freely if the soil is dry and continue watering if dry weather persists. Spray the entire plant with water two or three times a week until fresh growth has started. A 2 in. mulch of damp peat moss spread around the base of the plant is also helpful.
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