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hi everyone. I have two large ferns in my garden. I planted them much to close together. When is the best time to move one of them?

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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,000

    Hello Jennifer80

    Anytime now is ideal , the ground is still warm and fairly moist ; I would trim off all the fronds from the one your moving (or both for aesthetic reasons) and to conserve moisture in the plant .

    Even as they are becoming dormant , keep the roots moist at all times .image

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,194

    Hi Jennifier- I'd be inclined to do it now. With damper weather at this time of year, it will establish well before winter. If it has a lot of foliage still on it, you could cut it back a bit, but most ferns adapt quite quickly. Just make sure you water well before lifting, get as big a rootball as you can,  and water well after replanting. image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,194

    Snap Paul image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,000

    Fairygirl

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  • Thanks for the info. Very useful.

    Jennifer

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