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Re: Moving large hosta

  • Subject: Re: Moving large hosta
  • From: Ray Wiegand <wie1086@earthlink.net>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 21:21:24 -0400

You can buy them at any of the larger home centers. They come in packages
of 4 for about $10-$12 and may come labeled as tie down straps. The one
inch straps are good to maybe 500 lbs.. The 2 inch are good into the
thousands of lbs.

Ray

"Gregory R. Smith" wrote:

> 'Use a red strap'  Is this something your contstruct, or purchase?
> How/where?
>
> Thank you,
>
> Gregory R. Smith
> Certified Arborist #IL0020
> for Craftsmen in the care of trees, Inc. dba Arborsmith
> 217-356-8677
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-hosta-open@hort.net [mailto:owner-hosta-open@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Ray Wiegand
> Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2004 9:23 PM
> To: hosta-open@hort.net
> Subject: Re: Moving large hosta
>
> I am going to touch on what Bill has already said. A clump of hosta will
> grow out from the perimeter as it gets larger. If you divide that clump
> in 4 pieces, then replant, leave a few inches between each section. This
> will allow the hosta to grow not only out, but also in to fill the gap.
> In a relatively short period of time (probaly the following year) you
> will have a larger hosta than you would have if it was moved whole.
>
> Save your back ---cut it up.     Just one opinion
>
> Ray
>
> p.s. if you decide to move it whole --use  a red strap --make a loop
> smaller than the clump and put it below the crown on the roots. 2 people
> can lift it out of the hole without having to put something such as a
> tarp underneath the plant. This worked excellent when I moved a Rhodie
> this spring
>
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