5. Then dig out the shrub. The shrub will survive best with as much of its roots intact as possible. This can be tricky as it's hard to know where and how far the roots extend. To begin with, dig down gently, starting around the canopy of the shrub. If the roots are larger, move outwards so that you dig up as much root as possible.
6.Place the transplanted shrub into the prepared hole and ensure you plant to the same depth as before, which means the soil level is exactly the same.
7. Water and backfill, and if a dry spell follows water again and then cross your fingers.