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Drips and Tips on digging and dividing your perennials

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Dividing perennials produces new plants for free, and helps to increase vigour to the original plant. When dividing perennials, timing and technique are important.

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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.

There are several ways to divide plants – but the easiest to divide are those that naturally form clumps.

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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