Rule of thumb for moving hydrangeas...

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Registered: 03-11-2004
Rule of thumb for moving hydrangeas...
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Wed, 05-28-2008 - 4:10pm

Can anyone tell me if there is a general rule of thumb as to when you can safely move hydrangeas from one area of the yard to another.


Thanks soooo much in advance!!!


M - VERY novice gardener

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Registered: 03-22-2005
Wed, 05-28-2008 - 5:39pm

Id wait untill either spring or fall.


I moved one this last spring and it's doing great.


Von.

Von.

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Registered: 08-07-2003
Wed, 05-28-2008 - 10:01pm
Spring and fall is usually the best time to move any plant. YOu want to start when a plant is either just regrowing, or is dying off for the year. It is less disruptive for the plant, and you will be happier giving it the time to regrow for the year.
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Registered: 02-25-2004
Tue, 06-03-2008 - 6:33pm
In the spring would be the best time although, the plant will hurt for a while and may now bloom as well as it would where it was established.
msmonaco2003
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Registered: 08-07-2003
Wed, 06-04-2008 - 8:48pm
My Dad gets this stuff I know he is a super believer in using it. Uses it with every plant. :) I have some of this stuff but I usually don't even think about getting it out! LOL
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Registered: 02-25-2004
Thu, 06-05-2008 - 4:25pm
Your Dad is a knowledgeable gardener, another info on the hydrangeas if it's blue is likes miraclegrow liquid fertilize, if it's pink don't use it.
msmonaco2003
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Registered: 08-07-2003
Thu, 06-05-2008 - 5:50pm
LOL - Dad and I share secrets, and that is one I would know. :) You can change the fertlizer to something more acidic if you want to change them from blue to pink or pink to blue. It depends on your preferance. I will pass along