Things to Consider before Moving a Plant

Another fruitful spring takes us into a positive environment in our cities and our villages. Although it is commonplace to see colorful, beautiful, even gigantic plants everywhere, sometimes the majority of them are in very poor or alternative locations.

Many of these plants are unusual. The atmosphere can be filled with the fragrance of flowers such as roses, rhododendrons, lupins, buddleia, sweet peas and cyclamen. Boring for one reason or another, they are close to or in plain places that overlook someone’s house or other home. It gives the choice to the plants in the area to go there and seek out the suitable plants, and the lives of this particular plant life would not be effected.

However, what if a plant thrives in a single location that is not quite satisfactory? What if the plant, tired and stressed, is moved to a new location, only to have the plant produce less than expected? And even more important, what if the plant ends up in a completely different location and it is impossible to get the intended plant? Then it would, unfortunately, have a negative effect on the plants’ lives. What many do not take into consideration when seeking the best site is what the plant will do when it starts new life in a new location. The new location is different from the old location and this type of change can have an effect on the plants which do not usually consider this process.

The plants may suffer from a negative effect for several reasons. For example, if the plant is highly affected by a disease, a storm, drought or cold weather, there may be death of the plant. This would make it impossible to have the plant go for the desired location. This may cause high anxiety and a few months of frustration.

The plant may also suffer from disease, pests or other issues that are not established in the new location. As a result, the plant starts a new life there which is obviously not desirable, and after a while has no future.

The plant may be undetermined. Sometimes, when a transplant is made, it is never clear if the plant can be expected to make a successful life in the new location. What the plant needs most is time and support from an appropriate source.

A good place to start the process is to evaluate what is in the center of the area. It may be that no other plant in the area grows there. If there is also a lot of dappled light, there is the potential for all kinds of greenery and flowers. If the area is sunny, the chances are that there will be plenty of plants that cannot make it in the narrow site. So, only if there is a wide open space which will be free from trees or other sources of shade, should a plant be moved to an area that will make it easier for it to thrive. It may not be only the plant that makes it into the chosen location. Plant support and plannning must also take place.

There are positive references for moving plants and this often does not occur only once. When a plant has become established in a place and there is no other choice, the journey has only just begun. It takes several months to establish the new location.

If the plant has survived but is undetermined or is planted in a location not suitable, they usually die at the end of the season.

Plants can be given to their owners to establish them in a new location, but you may not receive a successful plant. This is a waste of your own money and of the plant’s life. For a variety of reasons, there is a great variety of plant life. It takes many years to know which plants are likely to flourish and the ones that are likely to die. Why pay the price of giving them to you when they may not be the right choice for you?

Many of the plants require a specific variety of nutrients, light, irrigation, weather conditions, wind/weather direction, the quality of soil, etc. Not all plants go well with each of these conditions, and it is possible to expand the range of the plant by using fertilizers, programs, plants, etc.

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