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Streptocarpus is easy to propagate from leaf cuttings. Summer is the best time to do it, as plant cells divide quickly, promoting growth. You don't need a lot of kit - just a pot filled with sieved compost, a plastic bag, a piece of string and a
, wavy, pale pink petals.I don't want to be accused of neglect, but nerine really does like to be left undisturbed in the same pot for many years to get really pot bound. The bulbs slowly divide and multiply, and as the new bulbs mature and flower your
better against a pale background - the darker varieties in particular get a bit lost against the naked soil of February.These irises are terribly easy to grow: plant the bulbs in autumn at about twice their own depth and wait. Clumps can be divided
Should snowdrops be planted in spring in-the-green (after the flowers have died down but when their foliage is still green and lush) or as dry bulbs in autumn? It's a question that divides opinion in even the most prestigious horticultural circles
with a foliar feed when the blooms have faded.iii) Mark the worst affected clumps with a short cane (ready to be divided and replanted in the autumn).This regime won't prevent delivery men driving (unwittingly) over inconspicuous plants, before and after
.Learn more about snowdrops, and where to see them.Learn how to divide and replant snowdrop bulbs.Making a Christmas wreath.
or ornamental mulch, then water thoroughly.AdamChoose a large, heavy terracotta or ceramic pot for greater stability.Plant a single hosta in a pot. A single plant will produce a more pleasing shape than a group of small ones.More advice on growing hostasDividing
and advice on growing hostasDividing hostas.Growing a hosta in a pot.Protecting hostas from snails.
be divided into more plants. When dividing bromeliads, it's best to wait until the babies are at least 10-15cm long.Lift the main plant out of its pot to remove the individual baby plants, being careful not to damage any roots attached to the new plants. Pot
it to the roof of the bird table with galvanised tacks.Use a saw to divide the timber batten into four pieces - one for each slope of the roof. Cut one end of each piece at a 45˚ angle so they fit neatly together at the apex of the roof. Drill some pilot holes