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moving my garden

Posted by diane_v_44 Z6 (My Page) on
Sun, May 20, 07 at 0:04

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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RE: moving my garden

  • Posted by marric Z5b Ontario (My Page) on
    Sun, May 20, 07 at 8:12

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

RE: moving my garden

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.


RE: moving my garden

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.


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