A number of my aquilegas have self seeded, mostly into the gravelled area of my garden, but I would really like to move the little plants into my flowers beds.  Is it ok to move them now and any other tips on this?


  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    I would move them now as long as you can keep them well watered for the next month, which should not be a problem if you are in the west. Water them before you dig them up.

  • Many thanks Kate.  Yes, will definitely be able to keep them watered, I will get on with  it this evening then.  I can't quite believe how many of them have sprung up over the past few weeks!

  • As long as the soil is warm you can treat them as if potting on.
    Take plenty of soil round the root-ball or gravel it does not matter, it will give drainage in the new position, plant, firm in and water.
    I would put some into pots in case of a hard winter as back up, belt and braces is always good in gardening.


  • Thanks Frank.  That's a great idea about potting some up too, will definitely do that.

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