Tuesday 28 March 2023

Division Time In The Perennials Garden.

 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.

18 comments:

  1. Yes please. Do you offer home delivery?

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  2. Yes. Wheelbarrow or donkey delivered. Three for the price of two if you collect.

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  3. Bring the yacht and we will meet you st the pier.. Any chance of some bottles of Newcastle Brown Ale JayCee?

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  4. It's never enough but they will suffice. I will swap you 12 Shasta Daisies for the bottles of Dog. That's what they call it in the Northeast.

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  5. Looks like JayCee got in first. We have further to go.....would they survive a sea journey to the bottom of Blighty? (More to the point would they survive the shock of arriving in the tropical south?)

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  6. Hmm.. Well Tigget I'm walking the Coleridge Way this Summer I could bring a few of them via Ryanair to Bristol airport? Probably need a certificate to bring them from a EU country? Wasn't Brexit a great idea? Not!

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  7. I would like to order three shasta daisies in pots. Ask that nice Mr O'Leary from Ryanair to pick them up and fly them over. I will send you a postal order for six quid as I am feeling especially generous this evening.

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    1. Very kind of you Mr Pudding. This offer is only available to regular commentators like JayCee and your good self.

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  8. How much space do you actually have altogether?

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  9. About a quarter of an acre that I use for growing vegetables and propagating perennials and shrubs River. I am only a hobbyist grower.

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  11. From the first time I read you, you grieved the loss of carbooting because of covid. Now your life has resumed. I hope you will post from your carboot and note your happy customers!

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  12. Yes it's carboot seaso again Debby. I much prefer to buy than sell and people seem to buy plants only in flower. I often get: " We've got them in our garden. Have ye not got...?"🥱

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