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B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,007

Do I have to  dig this up  and divide  or can I nibble  around  the perimeter? 

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Last edited: 07 August 2017 17:42:54

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  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,007

    Thanks Chloe. Another job for next year.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,007

    I'm a bit nervous about digging up the whole plant. That's why l hoped to be able to nibble at it DHR

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  • CloggieCloggie Cambs Fens but not black soilPosts: 1,451

    Slacker B3 <giggle> image

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    I nibbled at mine with the strimmer. Made a helluva mess of the garden!!!! image

  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,007

    Cloggie - you've got me in one!

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  • LoxleyLoxley NottinghamPosts: 4,961

    Don't be nervous about digging it up and splitting it (just chop it into chunks with a spade). I think the best time for Miscanthus is May, just before it gets growing again. But I expect it's not fussy. Plus you also get to enjoy the dried foliage all winter.

    I don't personally think it looks too big for the space though. But I would have a go at dividing it so I could have a group of them rather than a singleton.

    Last edited: 07 August 2017 20:45:56

  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,007

    Didn't like to ask what it was called as I'd asked before and forgotten the answer. Thanks wildb 

    PP your is whatbwhat my mum would call flittered.

    DHR, I would really prefer to nibble - thanks for advice and optionsimage

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  • LoxleyLoxley NottinghamPosts: 4,961

    The downside of 'nibbling' is you're taking away the more vigorous younger material from around the edge, leaving the old stuff. Better to cut into quadrants and that will stimulate more new growth. 

  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,007

    you're so horribly right wiildb. I didn't think of thatimage

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