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Extracting a rose from a BIG pot

Posted by huttnem z9CA (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 8, 13 at 16:46

I've grown a rose for 3-4 years in a very large pot. Now I want to give it to a friend. The pot is too big and heavy to put on it's side and remove the whole plant. Anyone know the best technique to get it out of it's pot? (preferably bare root) Tia

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RE: Extracting a rose from a BIG pot

If the rose is large, you may need to prune it a bit so you don't get too torn up by the thorns. Another idea is to wrap the limbs and branches of the Rose with a table cloth or heavy
fabric. This way you can get around the edges without too much trouble. I usually run a long machete or knife around the inside of the pot to loosen the dirt away from the side. Then I hit the side of the pot a couple of times with the palm of my hand. If you have a helper one person can hold the pot while turning it on its side as you take a hold of the base of the rose and pull it out of the pot.

RE: Extracting a rose from a BIG pot

Thanks, Shanti. Good suggestions.

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