Di­vid­ing dilemma

Garden News (UK) - - The Problem Solver -

Q When’s the best time to di­vide my or­na­men­tal grasses? Mr B Wil­son, by email A Or­na­men­tal grasses are best di­vided in spring, when they’ll grow away well. Di­vided in au­tumn, they can of­ten sit and sulk in a wet, cold soil. If the fo­liage is get­ting in the way, it can be cut back, but not too far be­cause it helps pro­tect the crown of the plant over win­ter. Depend­ing on the grass and its tough­ness, ei­ther use forks back-to-back to di­vide the clumps or an old bread knife.

Leave it a few months be­fore spli ing up grasses

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