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We have a large Viburnum Tinus (about 1.5m x 1.5m) but need to take it out as it is casting shadow on the bed and the roses are not thriving. Is there any way we could move it without killing it?
Many thanks

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  • Posted: Wed. 2nd November 2011 10:19

Re: Moving a shrub

Reply from Kathy C

Now is actually the best time to undertake such a move. The key is to retain as much of the root as possible. Try to move it on a still, cloudy day to avoid moisture loss from the roots. Once moved, make sure it is firmly in the ground so there are no air pockets between roots and soil. Water it well and water every other day for the following week after transplanting. Every week after that day if weather conditions are dry. All the best!
Kathy C.

  • Posted: Wed. 2nd November 2011 18:42

Re: Re: Moving a shrub

Reply from Jane Cromey-Hawke

Thank you Kathy. We'll give it a go!

  • Posted: Thu. 3rd November 2011 10:38