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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:57 am 
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OK, this has gotten far too big for the position it's in - can I move it, and if so, how to go about it?

There's another smaller one that I don't really want to move, but is there any way to stop it growing any more?Image


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You could trying digging it up. ie as far out as the roots will be and replant it where you want it, my brother moved a similar bush and it didn't take and died off. Your best bet would be to ask a expert in your local garden centre.


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You can't tell a plant to stop growing, all you can do is to cut it back as and when.

If its a spreading plant, like bamboo, you should grow it in a container that it can not get out from.

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You could trying digging it up. ie as far out as the roots will be and replant it where you want it, my brother moved a similar bush and it didn't take and died off. Your best bet would be to ask a expert in your local garden centre.


Sorry, but isn't that like asking in B & Q for specialist advice?

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I'm going to move it..... if it dies it's no great loss!


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It's a Cordyline, they don't like being moved, buuuuutttt if you had to autumn is the best time to move it.

Cutting it back won't work and may well destroy it.

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Sorry, but isn't that like asking in B & Q for specialist advice?


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Cordyline are very sensitive plants and moving it would more than likely see it die off,you could cut it back but maybe to late now ,watch the video on gardeners world
https://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/g ... cordyline/

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