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Generate new plants from your hostas by following Monty Don's video guide to lifting, dividing and planting.spring and autumnPropagating plants by dividingIrisesHerbaceous perennialsAstersDay liliesView a selection of hosta plantsBrowse a variety
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 hostas
and advice on growing hostasDividing hostas.Growing a hosta in a pot.Protecting hostas from snails.
Chris Beardshaw demonstrates how to lift and divide congested clumps of autumn-flowering Nerine bowdenii, and suggests growing Nerine sarniensis in a pot. springhalf an hourMore advice on growing flowersBrowse a selection of tender perennial plants
. The fern can be replanted in the garden.More advice on growing shade-loving plantsGrowing shade-loving hostas.Creating a pot display of begonias and ferns.Potting up a shade-tolerant display of ferns, violets and hostas.Learn how to take begonia cuttings.
in the winter to stop the phormium's roots freezing.More container ideas for shade-loving plantsGrowing shade-tolerant begonia and plectranthus in a container.Brightening a shady corner with begonia and pelargonium.Growing shade-loving hostas and ferns.
with seasonal fillers, a container can provide colour throughout the year.Containers also give you the opportunity to grow plants that wouldn't otherwise thrive in your garden. Those with chalky alkaline soils can grow acid-loving plants in ericaceous compost
it with bubble wrap or polystyrene before planting.More ideas for structural displaysAdd height to your borders with a home-made metal obelisk.Grow an ornamental Japanese acer in a pot.Combine height and colour with a container display of dogwood, snowdrops
Sharp knifeRooting hormone (powder or liquid)Wire or stick CompostHeavy stone June - September 30 minutesSelect a suitably low-growing and pliable young branch that will bend down to soil level. Remove any side-shoots but keep the cluster of leaves at the end