Next summer you'll be rewarded with double the number of blooms from healthy and happy plants.
Gather your supplies:
- Organic matter
You'll also need:
- Garden spade
- Sharp, clean secateurs or a large, clean knife
After they have finished flowering, dig around the root ball with a garden spade.
Gently lift the whole clump out.
Divide clump into several small clumps with secateurs or a knife.
Cut out the remaining flower stems at the base with secateurs and remove old or faded leaves.
Pull or tease out fibrous roots.
Cut back main roots with secateurs.
Trim leaves by about two-thirds with secateurs.
Dig hole for divided plants, ensuring there is enough space for them to thrive, about 30-50cm apart for big ones, about 15cm for small ones. Dig in organic matter to soil.
Plant, pressing down soil gently but firmly, and water in.
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