Moving my roses...
I have three rose bushes that just aren't "happy" where they are. The leaves are turning yellow with black splotches on them. They don't get enough sun where they are, and the soil is clay. So, I'm going to move them.
I selected a spot in my yard that gets sun all day, and I amended the clay soil with many bags of humus/manure, sand, topsoil, gardening soil, and decayed leaves. I worked that mixture together really well in a bed we had dug out 12" deep. It's sitting there, just waiting for the roses to be put into them.
Any tips on actually digging up and moving the roses? Anything else I can do to the amended soil before transplanting the roses?
Should I feed the roses right after they're moved, or wait? I know I need to water the heck out of them, both before and after the move, but not sure about feeding them right away, or using bone meal in the soil mixture?
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.