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Hello, can anyone tell me if I can split my sedum ( rose carpet) please ? The ground spread has doubled and I would like to transfer some to another area of the garden. :)

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  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 6,336

    I don't know that one in particular, but with most sedums every little sprig has a little root system of it's own, so if you break small pieces off and push them into a new position they take with minimal fuss. You need to make sure each piece has enough purchase to get established, so either a small stone over the buried stalk or wedged into a little crevice. Have a rootle around the edges and see if you can see little sections to pull away - try one or two as an experiment now - maybe pushed into a pot of very gritty soil so you can watch it closely. If those 'take' then you can move whole clumps of the 'mother plant' in the spring.

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  • many thanks raisingirl image

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    I've successfully done bits of creepy sedum as raisingirl describes.  If you gently lift the edges, you may find some bits which have already rooted into the surrounding soil.  I pull of a clump and gently press into a pot, works every time image

  • Thank you Kitty ! image

  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,448

    Very easy! Just tug bits off and stick it where you want it,roots or no roots it should be OK!

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
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