moving my garden

diane_v_44(Z6)May 20, 2007

I am moving end of July. Have been digging up a great number of Hostas, day lillies, etc.

Have put them in black pots that I was fortunate to pick up from garden centres and friends.

What I am concerned about digging up are the peonies I know they don't like to be moved

What are your thoughts on this

Digging up the garden is okay with the new people moving in. I am replacing the plants with annuals which is what they like

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marricgardens

Hi Diane. I dug up a peony and moved it this spring. How old are your peonies? Mine was close to 15 years old. Just make sure you have a large root ball when you dig it up so you don't disturb the roots to much. Marg

    Bookmark   May 20, 2007 at 8:12AM
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ianna(Z5b)

before you do any transplanting, make sure to give your plants a good drink several hours to uprooting them. Also do so early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the sun isn't harsh.

I've recently moved and took a lot of my plants (except the peony) with me. They existed in large planters in shaded and protected areas over winter. I've lost a few but most survived and are now in the ground and doing well.

Ianna

    Bookmark   May 23, 2007 at 2:39PM
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Mystery_Gardener

Hi Diane:

It is also very important that you do not replant them too deep. This is a very common mistake that people make and the peony is a lot less likely to flower if you do so.

Cheers,
MG

Here is a link that might be useful: Our website

    Bookmark   May 30, 2007 at 3:54AM
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