House moving and needing plant advice
I am due to move shortly and I am hoping to be able to dig up and pot up some of my established shrubs and trees with me. I would like advice on potting them up and if they need feeding or covering during the winter months.
I live near Lands End in Cornwall so don't get many frosts but a lot of misty, damp, salty and windy weather. The plants will need to be left in pots for a few months as the new property has a garden that is neglected and overgrown so will need a lot of work before planting begins.
I have olive trees, bottle bush trees, bay trees, ornamental willow trees, raspberry bushes, gooseberry bushes and a lovely collection of fushias and a collection of different grasses and bamboos.
Should I cover them with anything once they are potted up and will they need watering or do I just leave it to the rain to do its work ? Do I need to feed them or leave that till the spring time ? Is there any particular potting compost I should use ? What size pots should I use in relation to the size of the plants and finally do I need to trim any of the roots or leave them intact ?
I am sorry for the long list of questions but I hope gardeners with more experience than I have will be able to help me as I hope to move them all successfully and dont want to do anything wrong. Many thanks, Rosey