Any ideas in moving a large thorny Knock-out bush?
I really miss our harsh winter. Normallly Knock-outs die to the crown, but this winter is the warmest in over a decade. I'm stuck with this huge 4' x 4' Knock-out bush, green to the tip with big thorns. I want to move it since it's getting into the patio.
Buds are showing, but no leaves. I'm a bit cautious since someone else got infected badly through a thorn-poke while moving her Knock-out bush. I want to chop it down really short, like 6" to be safe. I was thinking about wearing surgical glove inside goat skin gloves for double-protection. I have never seen any thorns as vicious as single-red Knock-out. Hopefully Austin "The Prince" isn't bad in thorns. I don't mind Austin's small prickles like Wise Portia or Golden Celebration. Is Jude the Obscure thorny in the upper branches? Thanks for any info.