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Moving Alstromerias in autumn.

Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 22,631
I want to move perennials that I parked in the veg garden in the spring to their new bed. I've heard that you shouldn't move Alstromerias in autumn. I have "Indian Summer", has anyone moved that successfully in autumn?
Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.


  • LynLyn Posts: 22,865
    Liz, you know what I’m like in the garden, if it needs moving it gets moved, I know alstroemerias don't like being move but I would dig a biggish hole first and take a big spade full of earth with the root, it won’t know it’s been moved. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,966
    I often move things when the info says you shouldn't  :)
    I'd agree with @Lyn - new hole prepped, dig out a big enough area, and it'll barely know the difference. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 22,631
    Thank you both  :)
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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