Moving, with my garden

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Hi all,

I'm moving from an apartment to a house mid-August and obviously my garden is coming with me. Having always rented (the new house is a rental as well) I have always had my entire collection in pots so transporting won't be much of a problem. Most of my plants I'm sure will survive the move fine, however...

...my adult Plumbago Auriculata is in full bloom and quite tall (+/- 3m) and I'm afraid that if I don't prune it back drastically it won't survive the move into the van let alone the 10km trip. So my question is: Will I do irreparable damage to it if I prune it back right in the middle of its high season?

Thanks in advance for any hints/tips/answers.

KR
 
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ok, looked up 10km. that is 6 miles and a few for me. to me that is nothing at all. what I would do is plan to get the plant as dry as you can prior to the move date. put a bag over the pot and tie well at the base to keep the dirt in the pot. lay the plant down and wrap it gently in a sheet. and travel with it laid down in the van that short distance. at the new place, get it up righted ASAP, positioned where you want it. and water it then.
 

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Just get a long box and wrap the whole plant up with tons of newpapers or bubble wrap. Treat it as a fragile item.
 
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Thanks for the replies. I guess I'll leave the plant as is and just wrap it up nicely. I'll tell the movers that if they break it they bought it :)
 
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your travel is not far. if its the last item in the truck and first out it should be fine. and have it as dry as possible. I traveled across the state of Ohio and across the state of PA with tall plants. In fact one was a 15 foot Ficus tree, it survived that is a 400 mile trip. took 8 hours to drive it.
 

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