This little chap (see photo, someone kindly identified him for me as Hibiscus syriacus) has self-seeded without me noticing (the bed has other tall plants and I think this is the first year he has flowered). I can't leave him there (he's in a narrow bed about 18 in. wide, under a window! - and his cousins down the garden are small trees!) I'd love to move him if I could dig him out successfully. Will he move, do you think? - if so, into a pot as I would want eventually to pass him on to a neighbour? or into ground? - or is it not worth the effort? He is approx. 4 ft. tall and perhaps 3 years old. If he might move, when should I attempt this? Does he need special compost?
Thanks everyone for any help or advice! (seems a shame to kill him off if he's saveable - very pretty and the flowers welcome in this late Summer...)
- 30 Aug, 2012