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To move, or not to move

Hi all, I was brought a lovely Jasmine plant this year as we have a new house and for the first time in 11 years a garden, which I am very.much enjoying. It was very tightly wound up and as I want the plant to climb eventually over the summer I have slowly been working it free. A few times this summer it has looked as though it might die but as I have read on here that is normal when you first move them. It produced some lovely smelling flowers and has now finished flowering and is really growing well. It is currently in a smallish container with a trellis on the back of it although I would like to move it. I have been given a tall chimney pot by and I was thinking it might be better in there as it will is much deeper and will allow for plenty of root space, also it will sit higher up and be closer to the trellis that I want it to climb along eventually. I'm worried if I move it now it is looking so well it might set it back again. Does anyone here have any advice ?


  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532
    Hi horseygirl if you want to move it from a lot to another pot you can do it anytime just keep on watering itimage
  • Thanks so much. It's so hard when you don't know what you are doing lol !

    I'd love to put it in the ground but I just don't have room to fit all the plants in that I'd like. Yet. Because I'm new I think it will take a while to get things where/how I want/what is best. I may put it in the chimney pot for now, perhaps take some cuttings and then move it in another year or so. :-P
  • Oh also, when you say manure ? Do you mean rotted stuff or can I literally use my own horses droppings ?
  • annmarie 2annmarie 2 Posts: 155
    hey horseygirl use what you got years ago it was nothing too see someone running behind with a bucket ,go for it girl recycle
  • Thanks, I keep meaning to pick some up from the yard to bring home and stick in the compost bin, I'll do it tomorrow. Off the main topic but, is it ok to use manure from horses whose fields have been sprayed with fertilisers ? Not a problem if not as I can just take my own horses, his field doesn't get sprayed as he is a fatty and doesn't cope well with rich grass. If it's ok then I can take from the yards whole dung heap instead.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,537

    Fertilisers are ok. Its the weedkillers you have to be careful of. Some of the weedkillers can persist in manure from horses fed on the hay.

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