I agree with DustyDS .. about the none-issue of deadheading your roses, Dovey ..
Especially considering that you are (most likely) desiring to maintain the beauty of the bushes along with extending the bloom time.
However, were you to contemplate allowing any (qualifying) plants to develop the hips/and go to seed (for gathering) .. it may would be a concern; I'm just not absolutely sure.
There are exceptions to every rule of thumb - including the green ones! (heehee)
Dig on the wane, and plant on the wax.. they are both very important...and yes, this does affect containers, and planting seedlings...It has nothing to do with whether they are in the ground or not...
Especially if gardens are not established well, you will find that you will need to water more during the wane of the moon because the tides are pulling the moisture down...
Between now and the 13th is the best time for you to dig and prune...Drop the packing, and dig like crazy now...Your next time won't be until Aug 6th -10th, and you will be moving shortly after that, so now would be best to get them settled in their pots before you stress them with the trip...
Just remember sweetie...You are moving them to Zone 5-6...September will still be warm here, but it wont be long after and it will be mighty cold, so prune ruthlessly this year to give them the best chance you can to set new roots...
After the Full Moon, it will start to fade until you can't see any moon at all.
The fading moon is the Waning Moon
The day the moon is totally dark is called the New Moon
After the dark (New) Moon, it will start to grow and that's called the Waxing Moon.
There are 4 phases
I love the moon talk! Is the moon stuff 'facts', like Farmer's Almanac or other source, or simply observations and, or what works for you?? I grew up with Moon Talk, like, if the moon is tilted a certain way, it will rain, and other 'farm' facts, like if the cows/horses are laying down, it will rain, if you have a herd of 10 cows, and two are laying down, there's a small chance of rain, if all are laying down but 2, you will need an umbrella. I think I'm going to like this forum...
I think it just evolved over centuries and through observation. People say it's something in the lunar light or gravity affects the way plants grow.
I did read a little about it on this site... might want to take a look here http://www.plantea.com/planting-moon-phases.htm