Transplanting my hydrangea??

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    lukeypukey In Flower

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    When is a good time to move my hydrangea? Read somewhere I should wait till all the leaves have fallen, which is only just happening? Can I do this now or should I listen to what I read?
     
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    Lukey, What type of Hydrangea have you got there?
     
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    It's a lacecap Kay. Macrophylla
     
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    I think you could move it now, if your ground in not frozen. They are best moved when dormant. Or you can wait until late winter/early spring when it will be coming out of its dormant period.
    My instinct is to move shrubs in the spring, where I live.
    I also have heard that the Hydrangea will have an adjustment period, and may not flourish the first season after being moved. But then, you may have wonderful soil with the nutrients it needs, and green thumbs in which case, it will do very well! Good luck!
     



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    thanks kay :-D i may hold off till spring, but there isn't much going on the garden and im getting the urge to do some stuff
     
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    I can understand that Lukey! :) It is so hard to completely stop doing things in the garden!
    Why, just this morning, I was out for about an hour in near freezing temps to clean up some more leaves and clip back some old dead stalks. I like to go out just to "be there" and check up on everything. I discovered that I had to place some wire fencing around a few shrubs because I detected nibbling beginning :-o I suspect bunnies... we don't have our doggie any more to patrol...
    So, I wouldn't blame you for wanting to dig!
     
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    i know what ya mean, i was out getting my shed tidy and cleaning some plant pots today. got so much to do with christmas coming up and im out scrubbing pots in a cold shed :-| thought about moving the hydrangea as the leaves have started to fall and we've been frost free for about a week. . . :-D
     
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    I never run out of garden stuff to do, just because it is the "off season". I still need to finish raking up my leaves, and cleaning out my flower beds, mulching my veggie garden, hauling manure from the horse pasture... I need to do pruning...

    I generally transplant shrubs and such in early spring or in the fall during the fall rains. They do better than if you do it in the summer heat which can kill them, or in the dead of winter.
     

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