The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

South Yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

When is the best time to move plants to a new spot.



In the spring !
Are you referring to shrubs or perennials ...... either way, the answer would be the same.
Doing it 'then' allows the roots to settle in a bit before the warm/summer (?!) weather puts too much of a strain on their roots/water uptake.
And, when you do it take as much of the rootball as you can because this will make the plants ability to establish so much better, take too little and you'll either lose it or lose a seasons growth.

2 Feb, 2010


but not if the ground is frozen or if frost is forecast. otherwise i fully agree with louise.

2 Feb, 2010

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Not found an answer?