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How to lift and divide hostas


Generate new plants from your hostas by following Monty Don's video guide to lifting, dividing and planting.

Do it: spring and autumn

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ianhall 24/11/2011 at 15:27

dear sir.
I would like to know when the right time to put in hosta & other perennials & how to drain of very heavy soil in my garden which i am very problem with could you help please.

ian hall

Mili 24/11/2011 at 15:28

Good video, but again, very short, it doesn't indicate which time of the year is the best to divide them.

brooker.brenda 24/11/2011 at 15:29

We now know how to divide in spring but what about Autum time as i have just divided mine as it had finished flowering.

fozzieuk 24/11/2011 at 15:29

I have to agree with Mili some clarification needed for me-looks like Monty is doing it in the spring but are there any advantages of doing it in spring over autumn?

janeys 24/06/2012 at 11:06

I divide my Hostas all the time, always don't need to be precious at all with them, I generally cut the clump up into chunks either at first sight of shoots in spring, or after dieback although I think best to do this in Spring as it gives new clumps time to establish before harsh weather sets in they also love a damp area with rich soil, plenty of moisture sets them off, if they droop just drench them to revive, they're very tough.true all you need is even one shoot attached with a fleshy root and Hosta will establish itself freely,they are wonderful plants that pop up every year and give a luscious and spectacular display,I love them!

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