Relocating established blooms

Gardening enthusiasts keen to move their plants to a new location should do so while the weather remains cool and the ground is still damp, according to a reporter.

Valerie Easton makes her comments in online resource the Seattle Times, explaining that shifting mature flora such as lilac bushes, azaleas, rhododendrons or tulip magnolias is perfectly fine providing the new area meets their requirements.

Such needs include the availability of water, sun and soil, she adds.

If all these requirements are met, such blooms should readily adjust to a move.

Should gardeners be tempted to leave their plants for the time being, they can be moved again later in the autumn when rain is more prevalent, Ms Easton concludes.

Meanwhile, online resource Doctor Greenfingers recently stated that gardeners should take the opportunity to prune back early-flowering shrubs in spring as well as taking cuttings from plants such as dahlias and outdoor chrysanthemums.