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Move Japanese anemone now?

madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422
edited October 2018 in Plants
I have a Euphorbia martini which is magnificent when fully out.When I cut it back it obviously leaves a gap and wondered if the Japanese anemone 'Pretty Lady Diana' would do OK in front of it so there is as succession of interest (as one dies back the other is coming out).I already have the anemone but is wrongly placed and has to come forward to the light.
Is now a good time to move the anemone?

Euphorbia back in March and as it is today,Anemone would be in the corner of the bed:-


Anemone 'Pretty Lady Diana' is swamped by other plants and has to reach forward as it is in a dark corner,although it still flowers well they straggle over the path:-

“Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,404
    I move things at any old time m.penguin, but we get good rain, so it's a bit easier. Having said that, just give it a good watering, and prep the new site, replant and water well, and it should be fine. They're fairly indestructible.
    I tend to leave my euphorbias for quite a long time before removing the bracts, but it's a good idea if you want something else to take over. Maybe I'm just too lazy :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422
    Thanks FG.
    I do usually leave the Euphorbia for longer but the heat took its toll this year so cut it back a bit earlier once I could see new growth.
    Shall replant the anemone soon,I know it can spread but just where I plan to put it it an do what it likes.
    Pretty Lady Diana is a compact form and has not grown too big in the 8 years I have had it,maybe it is in the wrong place right now and it will romp away when moved!!!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,404
    maybe it is in the wrong place right now and it will romp away when moved!!!
    If you're back next year asking where you should move it to because it's gone rogue, we'll know that was the case  :D
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Paul NPaul N Bearsted, KentPosts: 303
    In our last garden we had a profusion of pink Japanese Anemones (it's funny how for years I've been pronouncing them as 'anenomes') but in our recent house move, I dug up only the white ones, which I think will look rather nice as they develop. I am now looking for the reddest anemones I can find but deep pink might be the reddest there are.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,404
    Yeh - they're never that dark Paul. A rosy pink might be the darkest you'll get 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422
    I transplanted the anemones a few days ago.
    I could not get much root but there are shoots (if you know what I mean!)
    The leaves are rather large because they were struggling for light in their original position.
    Should I cut off the leaves (for the sake of tidiness) and hope that the shoots survive or leave them on for the moment?

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,404
    I'd take them back a bit - just to make it easier for the roots to establish, although they'll drop soon enough anyway.
    Normally they perk up quickly and grow away, but if you haven't got a biggish amount of root, it might be safer, especially if you haven't got a lot of rain forecast. I'm sure they'll be fine either way though  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422
    Thanks,will go and trim them now!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
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