Dead or Alive - transplanted Barberry bushes
I transplanted 2 Barberry bushes infront of my house, about 8 weeks ago. Yes, 8 weeks ago it was August. Yes, this was dumb. However, it was a risk I was willing to take because I was digging up the area they were in and it was either transplant or death.
I put some compost in the new hole, and planted them. I have watered them faithfully, but am not sure if they are alive! They lost almost all of their leaves, except some on the very top. They have remained green.
They don't appear to have any new leaves but they do now have some small red berries. Is this a sign of new life?
If they did infact make it, what shall I do to help them through the winter? I haven't used any protection on them in winters past, but I imagine they are weaker and might appreciate a little love...
Your guidance is welcomed and appreciated!