Posted: 15/04/2014 at 00:40
Matthew. For some unknown reason, over the years, primulas, primroses, polyanthus, all of a sudden they seem to have been classed as the same. Despite the fact that these subjects are easily obtained fron nurseries and supermakets,. I have fong this year and the last part of lst year. Mine have continued flowering, Now at last, the flowers are dwindling. I intend, within the next few days, to lift each plant. Believe me,many have noe now formed clumps. In the commercial world. At the end of each season. Stock is destroyed. For the basic gardener. Waste not...want not. So here goes. Have ready a suitable potting bench. A good quantity of pots and compost. Now begin lifting. With the aid of digital photography. Take a snap of each flower. Label one to whatever. Now the victim is raised, placed onthe table. I prefer to use a sharp knife. I seperate each individual plant, allowing some root. In all honest. I forgo the sulphur dusting of the cuts. Each new seperate plant is potted up with a numbered label. Then the pots are placed amongst the garden plants. In time. These will be planted out. I could blind you with science about propagating this species. Ask me later. Mike.