Posted: 04/02/2016 at 18:29
Lou, not a rose lover but a special one I planted last year was also planted in a spot that didn't receive as much sunshine as I wanted. I moved it in early autumn. soil fell away from roots but it waa fine....knew it would be.
Actually down here the dormant season is over....if it ever happened anyway this year. .......but I,don't think it matters too much anyway.
I would prepare the recipient site really well getting plenty of compost and organic fertiliser in there. A mycchorhizal (never know if I get that right ) dusting at the bottom of the hole is good too. Water really well despite the wet conditions.
Fimally prune it back hard.......in spring you can prune again to buds to create your vase shape