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moving alliums

I really want to move my alliums to a different site in the garden. I know I should wait but im pretty sure impatience will get the better of me as I want their present site for something else.

Am I mad to move them or could I get away with it? Any advice please?



  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,214

    Have they died down after flowering? Are you staring at a load of bulbs? If they have and you are, then I think you could give it a go.

  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

    thanks.  they have finished and dried up but still have dry heads on. The bulbs are planted very deep.

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,211

    Good a time as any to find the bulbs and move them, at least the flower/seed heads show you where to dig. They will only be loosley attached to the bulb in any case.

  • The butterflies enjoying mine last Monday. 



  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

    Thanks folks, tried 1 yesterday but sliced a bit of bulb off, will persevere today more carefully. Have prepared site for them to go to.

    Nice pic zombie

  • Thanks MrsGarden, How did the move go?

  • Daisy JaneDaisy Jane Posts: 14

    Hi, I moved a few aliums two seasons ago and they have survived perfectly well - give it a go!  If you need the space for something else then you have no choice anyway.  

  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

    Zombie - I didn't get around to it today, partly cos I'm still a bit nervous.

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,211

    Well, we moved a couple of dozen today. Not intentionally, but  we had to remove a self seeded huge shrubby Lonicera and up came a huge clump of Allium Globemaster with it.

  • I was almost forced to move 8 to 10 bulbs today, but they are already coming out..

    Is that harmfull to the plant to move them while they are about to go into flowering modus? Or in spring? Because I think it might take a while thoug before they will acually flower... unless I have messed it up and won't have any flowers at all image

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