How nervous should I be replacing roses?
I have several old not-so-great hybrid teas that I am pulling up in the early Spring and giving to my folks for their garden, and I have ordered 14 bare-root roses from Pickering for early Spring delivery. Some of there are going to be going right where the old ones are coming out and I have read that roses sometimes just die if planted in a spot formerly occupied by another rose.
How nervous should I be? Should I, for example, dig out a big hole and fill with amended soil from somewhere else (filling that spot with the old rose soil)? Or is this a rare problem and not worth thinking about?
The 14 roses, by the way, are 3 iceberg, 3 cinco de mayo, 1 rosa hugonis, one blanc double de coubert, 2 lavaglut, 3 lovely fairy and 1 mutabilis.