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Hi there.

I have a dicentra in a pot, which is currently in bloom. I read that they don't like their roots disturbed, but I'd like to re-pot mine as the compost it's in was very cheap and is really not very good (although it seems to be coping fine this year) and I think it could do with a slightly bigger pot. On the BBC site it says that if you want to divide the plant you should do so March-May. Mine doesn't need dividing, just re-potting. When would be the best time to do this?

Thanks, Kaitlin

Alina W

Do it once it's finished flowering. I'm not sure that it's as fussy about root disturbance as they say - I once chopped mine up by accident, and it still cane back!

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