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  • Any Gardeners Here?

    This plant has gotten far too big for the positon it's in...... so, the question is, can I dig it out and move it, and is there any way to stop it growing any more?

    Failing any of the above, the skip looks like a likely place for it!

  • #2
    Re: Any Gardeners Here?

    That looks like some kind of Palm tree to me.

    I don't know what their roots are like but autumn would probably be the best time to relocate it.
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    • #3
      Re: Any Gardeners Here?

      Originally posted by Naughty Nigel View Post
      That looks like some kind of Palm tree to me.

      I don't know what their roots are like but autumn would probably be the best time to relocate it.
      Thanks. The roots aren't particularly large or deep. It would actually come out no problem...... I've also got a smaller one of these, but if there's no way of stopping growth it'll need to be moved as well.....

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      • #4
        Re: Any Gardeners Here?

        Do I have your permission to use the pic to check to see what it is via a FB page, I'm in? Then Google is your friend.
        John

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        • #5
          Re: Any Gardeners Here?

          It looks similar to one of the Sisal plants (singe root) growing in a large pot in the garden. The plant has a spear leaf, which I cut off or turn down so it does not poke an eye. Grows well in the dry and in drought. I took the photo today using a phone.

          All the best

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          • #6
            Re: Any Gardeners Here?

            Hoik it out and put a row of neeps in!

            Jim

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            • #7
              Re: Any Gardeners Here?

              Its not the best time, but yes you can move it

              Take as much of a root ball as you can manage to lift and get it straight into the new hole (which you prepare 1st). It will need loads and loads of watering for a few months whilst it recovers from the move

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              • #8
                Re: Any Gardeners Here?

                It will continue to grow unless you put it in a pot to restrict the root growth. Take a chance and move it.
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                • #9
                  Re: Any Gardeners Here?

                  Thanks to all. It's definitely getting moved, and if it doesn't survive the trauma I won't be duly upset! Time to get my trusty (rusty?) gardening implements out.... [emoji3]

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                  • #10
                    Re: Any Gardeners Here?

                    It's a Cordyline. If it's C. australis the root/rhizome will be huge.

                    Harold
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                    • #11
                      Re: Any Gardeners Here?

                      Originally posted by DekHog View Post
                      Thanks to all. It's definitely getting moved, and if it doesn't survive the trauma I won't be duly upset! Time to get my trusty (rusty?) gardening implements out.... [emoji3]
                      So it's a row of neeps then!

                      Jim

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                      • #12
                        Re: Any Gardeners Here?

                        Originally posted by Harold Gough View Post
                        It's a Cordyline. If it's C. australis the root/rhizome will be huge.

                        Harold
                        I did manage to dig out two huge elephant grass last year.... now that's what you call rootballs! Each one took about 3 hours to dig around and down! Not funny....

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                        • #13
                          Re: Any Gardeners Here?

                          I'd be interested to know how you get on Dek as we have one just outside our kitchen window that is also getting too big. If it's got huge roots then I'll need to dig ours out too as it's pretty close to the house.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Any Gardeners Here?

                            I am no Gardener, my wife does the garden, although I do get to cut the grass. We have some plants that look like that:

                            Cordyline:

                            https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=543

                            Cordyline grow fast, we have had to have one drastically pruned before now.

                            Yucca:

                            https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=944

                            We have just acquired a Yucca, and have not really got to know it yet..

                            Phorium:

                            https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/12791/...-tenax/Details
                            Peter J

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                            • #15
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