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When is it best to dig up a rosemary plant and move it?


By Afban

London, United Kingdom Gb

I have a large rosemary plant in my garden which I'd like to dig up and move to my allotment. It's about 5ft high and really bushy so too big for where it is now. I don't want to kill it but I do need to move it. Can anyone help please? My plant is very much like the none in the photo below. Thank you.




Hi Afban ~ dig out as much of the root ball as possible and keep fingers crossed. water it freely until it looks happy, probably 6 months or so. they dont wilt like normal foliage though. strike cuttings from it so you keep the variety going.

7 Mar, 2009


When you move it reduce as much foliage as you, can to reduce the strain on the roots, but don't lose all the flowering shoots by cutting everything back.

7 Mar, 2009


Great thank you for all your advice. I called a garden centre local to me who told me the same thing about the root ball but all the other tips will be very useful. Thank you very much for getting in touch. I'll post up how it goes - fingers crossed.

7 Mar, 2009

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