Rose Repotting

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    Hi all

    This week I purchased a David Austin, Tess of the D’Urbervilles potted rose in memory of my wonderful cocker spaniel Rupert who sadly passed away this week at the age of just one.

    I chose this rose for its bright and beautiful colour. It’s very important to me so I have some questions.

    My plan was to transfer it into another pot for its lifetime after it arrived today in the normal David Austin pot but my mum has advised to be carful because of frost?

    Do I need to wait a few weeks before repotting or not?

    Any advice is welcomed.

    Scott
     
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      Hi Scott, sorry to hear about the loss of your friend Cocker Spaniel Rupert. I'm only just getting over the loss of one of my pets.

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      Well, "Tess of the Ubervilles" is not a Shrub rose but a Climbing rose and therefore would be happier in the ground rather than the confines of a pot. However, as it is described as a "compact climber" (I would take that with a pinch of Salt), you might get away with planting in a large container such as half a oak barrel, even then it would have to be placed against a Southerly wall for it to climb up on.
      I would say it is safe to repot to a larger pot but I assure you it will not be happy in it.
      One thing about Roses is that they are heavy feeders and during the growing and flowering period a weekly dose of, say, Tomato Feed will help them grow.
      My final advice is don't keep it in a pot, plant it either in the ground where it can find somewhere to climb up or plant it in something as big as a half barrel. If you decide on the latter then all container plants need regular feeding.:cat-kittyandsmiley::coffee:
       
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        Thank you for your message, it’s been a tough week.

        Im really sad that I can’t pot it, and shame on me for not doing my research. I wanted to have one potted so that should I move I could always take it with me.

        Maybe I could buy another that is suited to lots. Thanks again for your response.
         
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          Aww so sorry for your loss @Scotty2088 , it must be heartbreaking.
           
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            So sorry to read of the loss of Rupert @Scotty2088, so very sad indeed.
            Yes I agree, go back and choose one that can be potted up so that Rupert's memory can travel with you. Don't forget to check and double check again on the type of rose it is.:dbgrtmb:
             
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              Thanks both for your kind words.
               
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                Well, there are ways of naming a rose. Several companies have unnamed roses in their collection which they will let you name and send to you.............for a price. So it might be worth your while Googling about naming your own rose. Having said that, if you decide to go down that road, see what kind of rose they have, you want a Shrub Rose, and of course the colour is a personal choice, and if you can get a repeat flowering rose that's brilliant, while try to get one that is scented.:cat-kittyandsmiley::coffee:
                 
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                  So sorry to read of your recent loss :sad:. The memorial Rose for Rupert is a truly lovely idea. I hope you find one better suited to your needs soon.
                   
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