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Hoopsii
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:51 am    Post subject: Hi all...help with Griselinia Reply with quote

Hello everyone. New to this forum so go easy on me if I ask any silly questions Very Happy
I want to move a Griselinia hedge of about 20 plants which is about 5 feet tall and was planted about 6 years ago. If I dig a trench and transplant it, is there anything I need to do to help it settle in to its new position? How deep will I need to dig below the hedge so as not to disturb the roots? If I leave each plant intact in the ground and cut out a large sod around it and place the sod in the newly dug trench, would it take?
The plants were positioned quite close to one another when they were first planted so they are well "meshed" together. Will it be difficult to separate each plant to move it? If I cut up between each plant to separate them would it harm it? Any suggestion on the best way to tackle this would be helpful. Intend doing it in the next few weeks - right timing ?
Thank you.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi hoopsii
hope you enjoy the forum as i do.there are a lot of helpful and knowledgeable people here and i have learned a lot from them.with regard to your grisellinia i would agree that mid to end of november would be the time to move it.if you lose some minor roots it wont be a problem it will be like root pruning which was an old way of keeping plants in check.just dig as deep and wide as you can and gently persuade the plants from the ground and you will be fine.when you re plant make sure to give a good watering as this will help to fill the air pockets in the soil around the roots.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ps.
if the soil is very heavy it would be good to add some compost multi purpose or home made.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI forest flame and thank you. We were lucky not to lose it in the harsh winters we had so would hate to lose it now. I'm assuming that if we get most of the roots, it won't re-sprout? I think I read somewhere else that this can happen??
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you get most of the roots out it shouldnt resprout but if it does it will be no problem digging them out as they appear or just leave them as the winter cold will take care of them for you.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks again.
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