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North Wales UK
Aug 16, 2017 7:35 AM CST
Hi, do you think it would be ok to move this plant? It's been there for a couple of years now
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Name: Celia
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Aug 16, 2017 8:25 AM CST
It looks like Pyracantha.
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Aug 16, 2017 12:15 PM CST
It's quite a large specimen. I would suggest cutting it back by a third to one half. DIg around the base of the plant and remove as large a rootball as you can manage to avoid too much damage to the roots.

Prepare your new planting hole prior to moving the plant, making sure the hole is larger than the rootball. Incorporate some bonemeal or mycorrhizal fungi to aid root growth. Water the plant well after planting and make sure it doesn't dry out in it's first year whilst re-establishing in it's new position

Late summer-Autumn is a good time to transplant shrubs as the soil is still warm and the roots can put on some new growth before winter.
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North Wales UK
Aug 16, 2017 12:36 PM CST
Thank you 😊

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