One of my hobbies is propagating plants like perennials and shrubs. You know the gardeners mathematical equation don't you?
" The only way to multiply is to divide".
Most of my perennials I divide and my shrubs I take cuttings.
When we moved here over 20 years ago I filled two wheelie bins with perennials and wheeled and pushed them into the back of the rented Luton van we hired to bring us and our belongings to the Emerald Isle.
Since then I have bought more plants but the majority I have propagated from the original plant collection.
A couple of weeks ago I divided forty of my big Shasta Daisies. They are white flowers rather like the snow capped peaks of the Shasta mountains in California USA 🇺🇸.
All you need is your fingers to prise them apart or use an old bread knife 🔪 to cut them in half. You can also take cuttings of your favourite perennials if you are prepared to wait for them to root.
My Northsider garden in Summer 2022.
I had forty perennials in plants ready to be sold on a carboot sale this summer. I also had that big pile of sieved soil and countless plant pots. I stated dividing the forty. A few hours later and I now have 120 new plants. I told you I am always going through lots of compost.
Anyone want any very cheap perennials? Cash or barter gladly accepted.