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Moving a Philadelphus

peteSpeteS Posts: 625
I need to dig up a Philadelphus "Belle Etoile". It's been in the ground for about 8 years, it's in bud at the moment, so I don't mind letting it flower first. A friend will take it, but will it transplant successfully with a mid summer move, or will it be better just binning it. Same question regarding a fern, no idea which type, but it has a height of about 5.5 feet, and has been in the ground for about 12 years.

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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 2,917
    It will be hard ..especially with ground so dry.
    It will be heavy and very hard work to dig it up with a decent root ball.
    Neither may survive such a drastic move in mid summer
    But worth a go.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • peteSpeteS Posts: 625
    Cheers Silver surfer. I'll have to just give it a go, but I'm not terribly hopeful.
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