> It may be growing roots. Since the leaves haven't appeared, I would
> cut the bush back now. Leave just one or two buds on the stems you
> want to keep and clear out the rest.
> When you move an established bush, you will damage the roots. This
> leaves more bush that the remaining roots can support, and part of the
> bush will die back. Pruning now will all you to control what stays
> and what goes.
> On Tue, 3 Apr 2012 19:06:38 +0000, jolimont
> hello all
> Could anyone tell me if my rose is dead? Its a bush rose, approx 4ft
> high x 3ft, I moved it in the winter, digging it up and raising it up a
> foot (the height of the flowerbed was raised), since when: nada! The
> branches are a healthy green (mostly), there are little buds on it, but
> none of them are getting any bigger, and there's no leaves in sight.
> I'm in Gloucestershire, all my other roses are rampaging ahead - I'm
> wondering if this one is doing lots of rootmaking or is it just dying?
> And is it worth giving it a severe prune right now or may that upset it
> even more?
> Thanks in advance
Cut into one of the stems and see if the inside of it is green. If it
is, your rose bush is alive. If it's not, then it's likely your rose
bush is dead, or perhaps not blossoming this year because of the
inconsistent weather. I would call a greenhouse or nursery in your area
to see if they could give you any advice.