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When dividing your perennials, listen to the roots …

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Perennials have five different root types. Knowing each type will help you to best divide the plant.

Dividing perennials gives you new plants for free, and helps to increase vigour to the original plant. When dividing perennials, timing and technique are important. There are five methods to divide your plants – the easiest to divide are those that naturally form clumps.

Perennial plants are healthiest and most productive when they are young and have room to spread. We can rejuvenate even the oldest residents of a garden by occasionally dividing them.

Reading through several articles and online advice, I have collected some further reading below – from recognising the division method from the root type, through to digging up, drip lines and replanting.

Gardener’s world – how to divide clump forming perennials

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10 Tips on Dividing Perennial Plants

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Further info on the different root types and how to master dividing each group …

Introduction to Dividing Perennials

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The RHS on dividing perennials

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