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Old 06-01-2004, 11:16 PM
Devlin
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I am rather a gardening know-nothing. I have a 6' holly bush in my garden
which I would like to move to another location. Will it survive? Any tips
gratefully accepted.
Mick


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Old 06-01-2004, 11:16 PM
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Devlin wrote:
I am rather a gardening know-nothing. I have a 6' holly bush in my
garden which I would like to move to another location. Will it
survive? Any tips gratefully accepted.
Mick


highly unlikly it will survive the move. Holly put down a tap root and
resnet any movement once established.

BUT if it is definitely in the wrong place and has to be moved, you have
nothing to lose by trying.

Take a rootball 2' across and undercut carefully.

pk


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Old 06-01-2004, 11:16 PM
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PK
I want to put a holly bush in a gap in between existing holly bushes. Can
they be bought in a pot? If so, when is the best time to plant etc?
Mick
Mick
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Devlin wrote:
I am rather a gardening know-nothing. I have a 6' holly bush in my
garden which I would like to move to another location. Will it
survive? Any tips gratefully accepted.
Mick


highly unlikly it will survive the move. Holly put down a tap root and
resnet any movement once established.

BUT if it is definitely in the wrong place and has to be moved, you have
nothing to lose by trying.

Take a rootball 2' across and undercut carefully.

pk




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Old 06-01-2004, 11:16 PM
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If you are going to move a 6ft holly tree then I would cut a trench about 3
ft from the trunk all round to keep as much root as possible.
If the tree was originally container grown then you will have more chance
than if it is a natural seedling which may well have a deep tap root.
I have moved holly up to 4ft with most surviving, but be ready for a lot of
leaf drop.

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Old 07-01-2004, 10:45 AM
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"Devlin" wrote in message
...
I am rather a gardening know-nothing. I have a 6' holly bush in my garden
which I would like to move to another location. Will it survive? Any tips
gratefully accepted.
Mick

I successfully transplanted a 3-4ft holly which suffered no ill effects at
all. Unfortunately I cant recall which time of year I did it in case that
makes any difference.
At a guess I'd say late winter, ie feb or so might be good because it will
be relatively dormant but start putting out new growth soonish.

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Old 07-01-2004, 03:58 PM
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"Devlin" wrote in message
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I am rather a gardening know-nothing. I have a 6' holly bush in my garden
which I would like to move to another location. Will it survive? Any tips
gratefully accepted.
Mick

I successfully transplanted a 3-4ft holly which suffered no ill effects at
all. Unfortunately I cant recall which time of year I did it in case that
makes any difference.
At a guess I'd say late winter, ie feb or so might be good because it will
be relatively dormant but start putting out new growth soonish.


I potted one of about 3' 6" into an 18" planter during September 2002
and it is still doing well. It lost no leaves and showed no sign of
stress, but I did keep it well watered.

It had been planted (probably) by birds in an awkward position, so it
had a choice....

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Old 07-01-2004, 10:11 PM
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Devlin wrote:

I want to put a holly bush in a gap in between existing holly bushes. Can
they be bought in a pot? If so, when is the best time to plant etc?


Yes - any time but better when it's not too hot and dry. Keep an eye on water
requirements during the first summer. A Holly as big as the one you have will
move *if* you move it with a really big root ball - like just about possible
with a couple of big blokes helping you. You will need care and knowhow to keep
the rootball intact during the move. So unless you are a real glutton for work
and are absolutely skint; buy one in a pot - as big as you like/are willing to
pay for.

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Old 07-01-2004, 10:11 PM
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Devlin wrote:

I want to put a holly bush in a gap in between existing holly bushes. Can
they be bought in a pot? If so, when is the best time to plant etc?


Yes - any time but better when it's not too hot and dry. Keep an eye on water
requirements during the first summer. A Holly as big as the one you have will
move *if* you move it with a really big root ball - like just about possible
with a couple of big blokes helping you. You will need care and knowhow to keep
the rootball intact during the move. So unless you are a real glutton for work
and are absolutely skint; buy one in a pot - as big as you like/are willing to
pay for.

--
Rod
http://website.lineone.net/%7Erodcraddock/index.html
My email address needs weeding.
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Old 07-01-2004, 10:11 PM
Rod
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Default Transplanting a holly bush

Devlin wrote:

I want to put a holly bush in a gap in between existing holly bushes. Can
they be bought in a pot? If so, when is the best time to plant etc?


Yes - any time but better when it's not too hot and dry. Keep an eye on water
requirements during the first summer. A Holly as big as the one you have will
move *if* you move it with a really big root ball - like just about possible
with a couple of big blokes helping you. You will need care and knowhow to keep
the rootball intact during the move. So unless you are a real glutton for work
and are absolutely skint; buy one in a pot - as big as you like/are willing to
pay for.

--
Rod
http://website.lineone.net/%7Erodcraddock/index.html
My email address needs weeding.
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Old 07-01-2004, 10:11 PM
Rod
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Default Transplanting a holly bush

Devlin wrote:

I want to put a holly bush in a gap in between existing holly bushes. Can
they be bought in a pot? If so, when is the best time to plant etc?


Yes - any time but better when it's not too hot and dry. Keep an eye on water
requirements during the first summer. A Holly as big as the one you have will
move *if* you move it with a really big root ball - like just about possible
with a couple of big blokes helping you. You will need care and knowhow to keep
the rootball intact during the move. So unless you are a real glutton for work
and are absolutely skint; buy one in a pot - as big as you like/are willing to
pay for.

--
Rod
http://website.lineone.net/%7Erodcraddock/index.html
My email address needs weeding.
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Old 08-01-2004, 09:43 PM
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"Devlin" wrote in message
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I am rather a gardening know-nothing. I have a 6' holly bush in my garden
which I would like to move to another location. Will it survive? Any tips
gratefully accepted.
Mick


I transplanted a small tree size one several years ago. It was in a pot for a
while before going back into the ground but is thriving in its new home.

Be sure to water well and get as big a root ball as is humanly possible
Jenny


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Old 08-01-2004, 09:50 PM
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"Devlin" wrote in message
...
I am rather a gardening know-nothing. I have a 6' holly bush in my garden
which I would like to move to another location. Will it survive? Any tips
gratefully accepted.
Mick


I transplanted a small tree size one several years ago. It was in a pot for a
while before going back into the ground but is thriving in its new home.

Be sure to water well and get as big a root ball as is humanly possible
Jenny


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Old 08-01-2004, 09:55 PM
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"Devlin" wrote in message
...
I am rather a gardening know-nothing. I have a 6' holly bush in my garden
which I would like to move to another location. Will it survive? Any tips
gratefully accepted.
Mick


I transplanted a small tree size one several years ago. It was in a pot for a
while before going back into the ground but is thriving in its new home.

Be sure to water well and get as big a root ball as is humanly possible
Jenny


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Old 11-01-2004, 01:18 PM
Janet Tweedy
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Default Transplanting a holly bush

In article , Jaques d'Alltrades
writes

I potted one of about 3' 6" into an 18" planter during September 2002
and it is still doing well. It lost no leaves and showed no sign of
stress, but I did keep it well watered.

It had been planted (probably) by birds in an awkward position, so it
had a choice....




If it's the common or garden type of holly as opposed to a variegated
special one, then look round the base of the tree, I have loads of
little holly trees growing in one bed at the base of my trees and you
could pot up a few seedlings juts in case the holly transplant doesn't
work. I'll even send you one or two if you are desperate!

Janet
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Old 11-01-2004, 01:32 PM
Janet Tweedy
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In article , Jaques d'Alltrades
writes

I potted one of about 3' 6" into an 18" planter during September 2002
and it is still doing well. It lost no leaves and showed no sign of
stress, but I did keep it well watered.

It had been planted (probably) by birds in an awkward position, so it
had a choice....




If it's the common or garden type of holly as opposed to a variegated
special one, then look round the base of the tree, I have loads of
little holly trees growing in one bed at the base of my trees and you
could pot up a few seedlings juts in case the holly transplant doesn't
work. I'll even send you one or two if you are desperate!

Janet
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Dalmatian Telegraph
http://www.lancedal.demon.co.uk
 




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