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Moving plants

by 3 years ago
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Firstly I'm aware September isn't the best time to move plants, however, due to some building work that is due to take place in October in the front garden I'd like to try and save some of my favourite plants before the front garden is then re-designed and replanted in the spring.

I will be able to keep the main plants where they are whilst the work is being done however I have two hydrangeas that I love that and want to rescue so I can reposition them when replanting.  Can anyone tell me if this is even possible? We inherited them with the house so they've been in at least 10 years and from the size when we moved in guessing much longer.  Also will they be ok over the winter out of the ground or should I temporarily replant somewhere else? Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

JB
3 years ago
Hi Sharon - from experience I had a client who asked me to take out some poor looking hydrangeas around this time last year. I cut them down to 4-6" from the ground and popped them out of the ground. I then potted them up into containers - they are still in there. They have regrown well this year - but no flowers. Basically they were growing roots and top growth. I expect they will flower OK next year. You could try leaving some top growth on - but I suspect as you are likely to be losing root when you dig them out it is normally best to reduce top growth proportionally too. Good Luck
SC
3 years ago
Thanks John

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