Theres a tree growing behind my favourite bush that I'd like to move, preferably into a patio container. Inbelieve it's a cherry tree my mother planted during a bit of guerilla gardening.
Water it first, get as much soil as you can with the root ball as you dig it up and water it well afterwards.
Some cherries do fine in pots but there are lots of different ones - do you know what sort it is?
I don't actually, I'ok try to find out before moving it but I need to get a large container for it anyway - any idea what size, or is that similarly dependant on the plant in question?
How big is the tree? If its only small, don't put it in a big pot.
I've been told in the past that shrubs/trees that have been in the ground won't thrive if you put them into a container. My experience is that this isn't true, but I'm interested if there are exceptions....
Forgive me but it is not looking too attractive at the moment. Are you intending to grow it as a multi stemmed tree?If it's not too snug in the bucket already, I would just put drainage holes in the bucket and use that for the time being.