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20/08/2013 at 19:43

Hello fellow gardeners, hope your summer has been as enjoyable to behold as mine. 

However i have a question which may take sometime to answer. 

I have a raised bed approx 2ft by 20ft planted with a wide variety of plants from Fatsia Japonica, Rosemary, Bergenia,Cotinus Coggygria, Hellebores and Perennial sun loving flowers. Would it be best to move now if i wish to change the aspects, or wait till spring next year. Baring in mind i wish to move sun tolerant ferns into this space too?

20/08/2013 at 21:30

Hello ogster

I'd say neither now nor in the spring. I'd say move them when they are as dormant as possible. Maybe a nice mild spell in November.

20/08/2013 at 23:31

Yes and they should all move easily with the exception of cotinus if it's been there for more than a couple of years.  Those "sun tolerant" ferns......they would also have to be tolerant of dry conditions in your raised bed.  What ferns did ??ou intend to locate there?

21/08/2013 at 19:28

The two ferns in question are already in the garden but in the opposite border facing facing east, but i want to give them more room to expand, (sorry if i cant remember there specific genre Verdun), as for the cotinus i was thinking of putting it back in a big pot?

21/08/2013 at 19:47

You do know how big they grow, don't you? 

21/08/2013 at 20:39

Ogster, don't plant cotinus in a pot.  You will make it a far less attractive plant.  Make it your feature plant in the garden soil

22/08/2013 at 18:41

Yes i do know how big they grow Verdun lol. I feel the fatsia's are the main focal points however who said you only need one focal point 

22/08/2013 at 18:50

Yep, fatsias are good focal points too.  And they are evergreen.  

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