Advice on transplanting vines.

Kathleen101August 13, 2013

Hi. I am looking for some help. I have a pergula with vines growing on them, roses and grapes. The pergula is currently anchored in gravel. I am planning on moving the pergula (and plants) and would like to anchor it in cement. I am concerned that the cement may hold the frost and destroy the roots of the plants. I live in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and the spot I am moving it to is only about 30 feet from the Mira River. I would appreciate any help or suggestions to preserve the plants in this move and to keep them growing afterwards.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

well there are many factors. It depends on the age of the plants - how long it has been growing in that area. It depends on the kind of plant. Obviously digging out old plants would be traumatic for them. You need to try to dig out a large ball of root to keep it undisturbed as possible.

For vines - i would first cut down the vine to a manageable size. (the less foliage & extra branches, the higher the survival rate) Second I would do the transplant only when the plants have gone dormant which is sometime in the fall so when you do uproot the plants, they are least susceptible to transplant shock. Transfer them to their next location and make sure no air pockets remain in the soil otherwise frost can kill the plants. Top with mulch to protect them from the worst of winter. this can also be done in the spring when the plants are just coming out of dormancy.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2013 at 4:05PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Online irrigation stores?
I've posted a similar message on the irrigation forum....
Sherwood Botsford
hardy annuals
hey all i live on vancouver island, just wondering...
Where to buy Pine bark fines in Toronto?
Hi everyone, Anyone know where to buy pine bark fines...
overseeding a lawn in vancouver
Hi all, My front yard is... a mess. The house is new...
Hey, where'd the Canadian Exchange go...
It seems to have disappeared.
aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada
Sponsored Products
Designers Fountain 95631 Timberline Inverted Pendant in Old Bronze Finish - 9563
$209.50 | Hayneedle
Safavieh Area Rug: Lyndhurst Red/Black 6' x 9'
Home Depot
Safavieh Runner Rug: Lyndhurst Black/Ivory 2' 3" x 8'
Home Depot
Sonoma Handcut Classic 64-oz Round Carafe
Safavieh Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Safavieh Rugs Shag Smoke/Beige 5.3 ft. x 7.5
Home Depot
Safavieh Handmade Heritage Red Wool Runner (2'3 x 10')
Rizzy Home Plush Applique Floral and Leaf Design Decorative Throw Pillow Multico
$48.00 | Hayneedle
Blindsgalore Expressions Roller Shades: Botanical Patterns
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™