Hor­ti­cul­tural aide mem­oire No. 7: Di­vide herba­ceous peren­ni­als

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Things are mov­ing on rapidly in the growth depart­ment now, but it’s by no means too late to make sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ments in the bor­der be­fore the gar­den rou­tine switches to main­te­nance. Cer­tain herba­ceous peren­ni­als re­spond well to be­ing di­vided just now as the young shoots are be­gin­ning to rise from the soil. The hardy cranes­bills, Gera­nium species of ev­ery kind, are a good ex­am­ple. With a knife, re­move lit­tle groups of shoots from the edge of the clump, cut­ting cleanly through to in­clude the roots. Spirit th­ese clum­pettes away to fresh ground and they will flour­ish with­out fur­ther at­ten­tion.

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