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Can I transplant kangaroo paws in November

We are planning to have fake grass put in and I don't want to lose my kangaroo paws if I don't have to. I would like to rescue them and put them in a better spot than where they are. I'm concerned that it may be too late to rescue them before the fake grass comes. The weather is quite wet and cool at present even though its November. If I move them, are they likely to survive? Is there anything I can do to help them survive? There are a few flowers on them.

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Dear Grace,

Normally you would not move your kangaroo paws while they are flowering but it is still spring, and with a little care, I am sure you will be successful in transplanting them. You can either take the whole clump, depending upon the size, or you can divide your plants. Have the area where you are going to transplant well prepared with Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver and Fertiliser and apply a weak solution (half strength) of Yates Dynamic Lifter Liquid Concentrate to lessen the stress on your plants after transplanting. Good luck. I am sure your kangaroo paws will do well in their new spot.



Answered: 8 Nov, 2011

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