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When to move a small Box hedge

KamoKamo Posts: 41
Our garden has had a complete overhaul and I had to move a small box hedge to make way for a patio. The majority of plants are in a temporary home in the garden and the rest in pots, they were moved about 6 weeks ago. The area they will go in should be ready soon but I wasn't sure if it was best to leave them in their temporary home and pots to recover and move them in the spring, or if it's best to move them as soon as possible?

The one's in the ground were pruned before moving, as I thought that would help them but they don't look too happy. The ones in pots seem to be doing ok at the moment, they weren't pruned. 

Thanks in advance


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,420
    Depends where you are in the UK, but if the soil can be prepared and ready, l would get them in the ground in the next week or so. See how they get on through the winter, then you can replace any as needed in the Spring.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,157
    I second that AnnniD, now is the perfect time while it's wet and warm!
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • KamoKamo Posts: 41
    Thanks, I'm in Northants so it's still reasonably warm most days. 

    Whats the best way to plant them, a friend mentioned he'd heard about planting hedges on a raised triangle/mound of soil. The hedge is quite low, less than knee height if that makes any difference.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,420
    My dad planted a new hedge earlier this year, and he raised the bed slightly to aid drainage.
  • KamoKamo Posts: 41
    Thanks I'll try that :)
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