A IT is always a good idea, especially on exposed sites, because wind can shake a plant causing the roots to snap and the rootball
to lift out of the ground.
4 GIVE THEM A PICK-ME-UP While wilted poinsettias may have their lifespan reduced, soaking the rootball
with warm water will often cause severely wilted poinsettias to revive.
Raspberries Choose a sheltered spot in full sun or partial shade and dig a hole wide enough for the rootball
Dig a hole wide enough for the rootball
and plant it a little bit deeper than it was previously grown.
April is probably the best time and plant a pot-grown one, with the top of the rootball
level with the soil surface, training the stems out over the wall and tie them to a trellis or wall nails.
The less you disturb the rootball
the better and plant in a well prepared hole with organic matter.
A small tree might be moved bare-root (no soil) or including a rootball
Tie the sacking tightly around the rootball
and lift the whole thing out, before giving it a good water.
Prepare the soil where the plant is to be moved to then dig up the plant, making sure that as much soil as possible remains around the rootball
If the rootball
of the plant is small enough, pull it through the wire from the outside.
Biologists have found that it's best to grind it down, then use herbicides to kill the rootball
When planting, dig out a hole much larger than the roots, at least 30cm (1ft) wider than the rootball
and 30cm (12in) deeper and mix in good garden compost and a generous sprinkling of slow-release fertiliser.