The best time to move plants

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Garden owners who wish to move spring-flowering plants around their green space may be interested in some recent tips from the Crossville Chronicle.

It said that they should wait until the plant is ready before transplanting it to a new location.

The best way to tell is when the leaves turn yellow and the foliage begins to die back, which is a sure sign that it has stored enough energy for next spring, the newspaper said.

According to the newspaper, it is also important to be aware that many garden varieties can be damaged by saturated soil.

After a wet spring, it is important to minimise the amount of water pooling in the garden, as trees and shrubs, especially younger ones and those that have been transplanted, can be vulnerable to flooding.

The newspaper advised constructing a small drainage ditch from river rocks, noting that it could help to divert storm drainage away from tender plants.

In other news, has warned gardeners to be aware of any late frosts, which could damage plants.

Posted by Gary Carter   - 11 May 2010
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