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How to move plants in a garden without killing them in the process

If you’re wondering how to move plants in the garden, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got the low-down on the best ways to move your plants without sending them to the plant graveyard in the process. 

After all, we know that some people aren’t content with just twiddling their green thumbs. They want to switch up their garden ideas, they want to change the layout of their plants and garden border ideas, and sometimes they even want to rectify their mistakes (but shhh, don’t tell them we said that). 

But while many people assume that plants are forever bound to the pot or flower bed they’re planted in, we’re here to tell you that isn’t the case. Yes, you’ll be happy to learn that it’s (relatively) easy to move plants in the garden without killing them in the process. From perennials to climbers, we’ve got you covered. 

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How to move plants in the garden 

‘However well you plan, there will always be a plant that isn’t quite in the right place in your garden. Maybe it’s not doing well in the spot you planted it, or maybe you fancy a change in that area. Whatever the reason, you can move plants if you’re careful,’ says Neil Miller, head gardener at Hever Castle & Gardens.

But while moving them may be the only option for

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