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Warmer weather and transplanting

CraighBCraighB Posts: 704

Hi guys,

Been looking at the weather and it's going to be in double digits for the next couple of weeks. Would it be ok to start lifting things and transplanting them?



  • CraighBCraighB Posts: 704

    Glad you said that :) Ive been itching to get out there! I have the whole week off work too so im sure it will keep me busy :)

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,374

    I've been lifting and transplanting all winter. Split up a huge congested clump if Iris unguicularis flowers in sight so reduced it to individual rhizomes and replanted.

  • CraighBCraighB Posts: 704

    Yes Aym I'm already looking forward to spending warm sunny evenings in the garden with a glass of wine and the BBQ on! I'm going to fetch a lovely cast iron bench tomorrow to relax on in the summer which I found second hand on preloved. Managed to get it for £25! Bargain :)

    So you can lift and divide in winter as long as the ground isn't frozen and the soil isn't waterlogged Nutcutlet?

  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,653

    Yes Craig whilst they are dormant is the best time image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,374

    that's my view as well Craig and it hasn't let me down yet image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,374


    The trouble with waiting til spring on my patch is that you have to be watering them all summer to keep them alive. Can't be doing with that. If I start losing stuff I'll have to have a rethink. I'm more likely to lose plants from summer drought than all other causes combined. Even the muntjac.

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