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I want to move some globe alliums and turks head lillies but am not sure if can do this whilst they are in flower or if I have to wait until they have finished flowering. Can anybody give advice please?

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  • Posted: Sat. 12th June 2010 18:34

Re: To move or not

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Erika,
It is always best to move plants when they are not in flower. Flowering requires the plant to expend a lot of energy - and so does tranplanting because the plant needs to recover from root disruption, etc. Best time to move most plants is spring or fall. For allium, the best time is early spring. Allium resent being moved so they will take a while to recover and may not flower the first year. If you must move it, I would wait until flowering is over and then once it is in its new spot, make sure it is well-watered in dry periods. Just don't overwater as this might cause it to rot.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Tue. 15th June 2010 18:50

Re: To move or not

Reply from Erika's Garden

Thanks, Kathy, I will take your advice and wait at least until they have flowered.
Erika

  • Posted: Tue. 15th June 2010 20:38