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Dividing any perennials this weekend? The Sunday Omnibus is …

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It’s the Sunday Omnibus of The Wriggler cartoons about dividing perennials – summarising the last week of October’s tasks in the garden

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Dividing perennials

Get new plants for free, and help increase vigour in your 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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