Heather grows well here on Vancouver Island, and mine have grown so well that I would like to move them to a location where they can really spread out.
My plan was to just prune them when they needed it, but my tiny starters ended up just a mite too close together.
I have seen transplanted heathers that didn't make it, possibly because they were not pruned before being transplanted. I saw no signs of watering after the move either.
I would prune, then move, then water the new location both before and after the move.
Is there a step or two I'm missing?