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How to lift and divide herbaceous perennials


Create new plants for your garden by learning how to divide clumps of herbaceous perennials with Sarah Raven's video guide.

Do it: spring and autumn

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sheebadog96 24/11/2011 at 15:28

Could you please show how to devide dahlia bulbs if this is possible

Mili 24/11/2011 at 15:28

Good video, well explained.

Patricia Hobson 12/05/2012 at 19:59

If the video was actually there I would be able to comment. I have been trying to watch it for three days now and it is missing!

Excitable Boy 12/05/2012 at 23:55

Hmmmmm. I can see the video fine. Using Firefox 12.0.

Anyway, this is dead easy, just get a sharp knife and think potatoes. As long as you have an eye, i.e. a sprouting bud, on a given piece that will be fine. Just cut through last year's stalk accordingly, keeping a bud and a piece of stalk on each bit.

If you haven't got any buds yet then plant the tubers on the top of a tray of moist compost for a week ot so.


Jacy 17/04/2013 at 20:28

Q....I have some red cowslips in a pot, is it safe to divide them, if so, when's the best time?

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