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Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Michael Hewett, May 14, 2022.

  1. Michael Hewett

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    Is this a good time to dig up and move Hellebores please ...

     
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    Not really. They make new roots when the soil is cooling down ie end of September onwards.
     
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      ...but if you keep them well watered over summer they should be ok. Probably they'll sulk a bit for a while and maybe look a bit droopy
       
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      As said optimum time is September onwards. However if needs must then just remember that they absolutely hate their roots drying out while being moved. When I have had to move them at the wrong time I take a bucket of water with me and drop the plant into it to move to its new spot. Usual rules for planting and after care apply.
       
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        Thanks for replying @Palustris, @Upsydaisy and @Loofah
        I was going to revamp a herbacious border but thinking about it now I will have some shrubs to move as well as the Hellebores, so best leave it until Autumn :smile:
         
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          I think you've made a good decision Michael, it would be such a shame to lose any. :biggrin: :dbgrtmb:
           
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