Can Lobelia Cardinalis 'Queen Victoria' be moved?

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  1. Kevin Cowans

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    Hello all

    I hope you are well.

    After the Landscaping Work I recently had done I have been trying to sort out a few Plant Issues.

    Since the Landscaping Work corrected the Slope of the Paving, a section of the lower Garden around the Water Feature is now higher than the Paving.

    Because of this, I need to remove some Soil from that Border to bring the level down to below the Paving.

    There are three Lobelia Cardinalis 'Queen Victoria' in that area, can these be dug out and put aside, so that I can correct the Soil Level and then be replanted?

    If so, when would be the best time to do this?

    Thanks in advance

    Kevin
     
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    Yes, ideally in spring. If you need to do it now then keep really well watered
     
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      Hello @Loofah

      Thanks for the reply.

      Would digging them up in September be an option as it would be cooler, or would September be too late in the Year?

      Waiting until Spring would not be an issue.

      Thanks in advance

      Kevin
       
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      Well you can technically shift them at any point if you give them the right care, but spring is optimal as they've had a good rest and are starting back to growing. September would work just fine. :)
       
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        Hello @Loofah

        Thanks for the Reply and information, much appreciated.

        Kevin
         
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        I'm a rule breaker, I always move my plants in the evening. Water plant beforehand and water new planting hole, Take a large rootball and put in new site immediatly and make sure it doesn,t dry out.This always seems to work for me.
         
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          so easy from cutting rooted in water ...
           
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          Hello @Spruce

          Can you please explain?

          I am new to taking Cuttings so some guidance is always appreciated.

          Thanks in advance

          Kevin
           
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            Cut some bits off and plonk in a glass of water!
             
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              Hello @Loofah

              Thanks, pretty simple, even I should be able to do that :)

              Kevin
               
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                hi

                about 6 to 8 inches long cut the bottom leaves to half way up the stem put in a glass/ jar with water then put on the windowsill ... bingo you will have roots very soon when you have a lot of roots pot into fresh compost keep in the shade while the roots get going 9cm pot is ideal
                 
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                Hello @Spruce

                Thanks for the detailed directions, much appreciated.

                Kevin
                 
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