I hope I can make this clear enough to get help. We are moving into a home that has a stone paver patio, with an area for gardening that is also made of pavers (4 high or so). At the moment there are 3 rose bushes planted and taking up the entire area. I'd like to plant vegetables and wanted to give 1 or 2 of the bushes to friends. Everything I've read about moving them says to cut far from the stem to keep as much root in tact. However, since this is a confined space I'm not able to do so. Do you think digging along the edges of the planting area will kill them? I already have read to put them into loamy soil to transport, I'm just wondering if this will even be possible without killing them.
If I leave one bush in place, will it harm vegetable plants or try to take over the entire area? I know some flowers take over areas.