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How to split creeping herbs


As the weather turns colder in autumn, it's sensible to be prepared and insure your precious herbs against damage. Divide low-growing herbs such as Corsican mint and overwinter them in small pots, in a cold frame or cold greenhouse.

The following steps can also be used for lawn chamomile and pennyroyal.

How to do it


Fill modules with the compost mix for lemon verbena and firm in. Dig up some Corsican mint, or remove side shoots from a pot-grown plant with the roots attached. Cut off excess roots or top growth.


Gently push the roots into a hole in the compost. Back-fill and firm so the top growth is on the surface. Water well and place in a cold greenhouse, or on a cool windowsill. Don't let the compost dry out.

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