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13/11/2012 at 14:00

I have to move an agapanthus to make way for new drains. The options I've considered are

1. digging it up with as much soil as possible and moving it to another bit of garden, (hoping it won't notice the move).

2. splitting it up and potting the bulbs and putting in a cold greenhouse

3. Drying and storing the bulbs

What would be best? It's been there several years and is quite a big clump, Maybe option 1. is beyond me.

This afternoon I shall remove the dahlias from the same bed using instructions given here. 

13/11/2012 at 14:10

Personally nutcutlet I would be more inclined to split and put into containers-as you know they perform better when the roots are confined.

13/11/2012 at 14:13

Thanks, I'll do that. Glad you didn't say lift it in a lump. My back hurts just thinking about it.

13/11/2012 at 15:11

Got it up in one though and put it in an enormous pot. Had to get the sack barrow to move it.

Thanks again

13/11/2012 at 17:23

Well done! I keep mine all in pots & they survive winters in a cold, very, greenhouse covered by a fleece cloche. I never used to even wrap the pots in the past, but now I do.

Dont forget to continue removing the leaves as they die back & check for overwintering little snails! J.

13/11/2012 at 17:33

Thanks folks, the leaves have already gone and I cut off the flower stalks.

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