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Moving lavender cotton

I've got two beautiful lavender cotton plants but they where planted too close to eachother. Any hints on how to move one of them without killing it would be much appreciated.

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  • gardenman91gardenman91 Posts: 429
    Hi Adam

    How big are they? I believe the best time to move shrubs is in the dormant season. Are they very woody at the base?
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,794
    Cotton lavender isn't lavender though  :)
    You can certainly move one if you need to - just follow the usual procedure of watering well before and after. It might be worth cutting back too, depending on the size. A small plant would be fine. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • There very woody at the base and pretty well established, I think they are 5 years oldish.
    Anyway it's been trimmed, watered moved and watered. It's looking a bit droopy so fingers crossed.
    Thank guys.
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