Posted: 23/06/2014 at 16:27
Hi Antony - it's a difficult one. The fact that it's a mature plant you've put in would have meant it would struggle to establish anyway - smaller plants are always a bit easier. That said, it's in a very bad position so I'm not sure moving it would be any worse than leaving it where it is! Although it's a bad time to move it, I'd be inclined to go for it because it sounds very unhappy,so if you go ahead, thoroughly soak it first and also get the site it's going in prepared really well too. I wouldn't have it near a hedge either because you'll still have a problem regarding moisture loss. How near the beech hedge are you intending putting it and is there anywhere better you can locate it? In any case, dig a good big hole for it, clear any other planting, weeds or grass away from the site, and give it plenty of fresh compost when it goes in and a mulch. It will need to be kept well watered until it gets established.