Re: [gardeners] transplanting question

Billie Hinton (
Tue, 31 Oct 2000 08:30:37 -0500

>Hi, Billie -- my friend in Cary, N.C. says that you are quite right about
>the differences in the climate just a few miles apart.
>He does say that right where you are, the beginning of November
>is quite ok for transplanting. Just do not attempt to move too many
>plants all at once, and be sure to prepare the new holes before
>you dig. Don't use fertilizer until spring. The usual rule of thumb is to
>dig your holes 3 times the width of the root ball of the plant. Water
>them in carefully, and come back to water again in 2 and 4 weeks.

Thanks, Penny - it's nice to have a couple of options - I may split things
up and try to move bushes now and roses in early spring... I'd really like
to get the fence in its right place, so I can keep working on that bed w/o
the prospect of lots of digging and trampling!

Our temperature for this morning is 33 degrees - shiver!


Billie Hinton