KEEPING YOUR PLANTS
SAFE WHEN YOU
Most of us who move house will have some plants that we want to take with us, these might be house plants or plants
from your garden.
Some plants may have strong sentimental value for you, these may have been gifted to you by loved ones.
Carefully planning how you will move your plants and proper preparation will help to ensure that they survive the
move and flourish in their new location. If you have a lot of plants discuss with your removal company how these will
Moving with House Plants
◦ House plants often don’t like change, new light, humidity, and temperature
levels mean they will have to adjust to their new surroundings. Below are
some tips to help:-
• Don’t’ water just before moving
• If needed consider pruning larger plants and do this in advance of your
• Wrap large or sprawling plants in horticultural fleece to protect them, or
place them in individual boxes and secure them with packing materials. If
using boxes make sure you clearly mark the box as fragile and that it
contains a plant. Plants should be wrapped and boxed at the time of your
move. Get everything prepared and ready to do this.
◦ If it’s cold when you are moving you might want to carefully wrap plants in
horticultural fleece. If are moving when it is very warm you may want to
place water granules in the pots, these soak up excess water and slowly
release it back into the soil.
◦ When you arrive at your new property, unpack your plants as soon as
possible, and depending on your plant’s preference leave them somewhere
bright or with medium light and where it is warm for a few days. Always let
plants adjust to their new location for a couple of weeks before feeding,
pruning, or repotting.
Moving with Garden Plants
If you are planning on removing plants from your garden you should ensure that
this has been made clear to your buyers. Garden plants often are part of the
sales agreement, you must therefore give your buyer written warning of your
intention to ta