Posted: 31/07/2016 at 12:15
Agree with Busy...if you must move the hydrangea then you have no choice kia-mena
cut it back at least by half.....I would be more brutal and cut it almost to the ground. You will need to dig a trench all around the shrub and prepare yourself to dig up a huge rootball. Someone working with you would be more than helpful.
Before you dig up your shrub prepare a hole elsewhere....a big hole ......and have compost, dried manure etc., ready to mix with the soil.
A product called mycorrhizal (bet that's wrong ) fungi to scatter in fhe hole just before planting again making sure the roots touch it.
I feel sure it will move Kia-mena. Cutting back the top growth is essential but trim any overly long roots too and any damaged roots.
the hydrangea will not flower for a couple of years but then will settle down to regular flowering.
the other plants will move easily