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Hi folks,

I won't to move some london pride plants to grow them in another place in my garden. 

Has anyone got any advice on how to do it?
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  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,149
    Don't move anything during a drought.  Wait until we've had a worthwhile amount of rain.  If they still have any flowers, or seedheads, take those off.  I don't think they'll need any special treatment, they're pretty resilient.  I suggest you don't move them all at once, maybe in three batches.  That way, if one lot fails, you've got some in reserve.
  • Just took the flowers off yesterday.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 4,920
    Are you taking cuttings or moving the whole plant? Cuttings are best taken after flowering in spring but at the end of summer is fine if you keep them in the right conditions. I chuck mine in small plastic pots (3-4") with John Innes 2 mixed with some grit. Keep them out of the sun and don't let them dry out. Transplant to their new homes in the spring and they should have a good root system by then.
  • Are you taking cuttings or moving the whole plant? Cuttings are best taken after flowering in spring but at the end of summer is fine if you keep them in the right conditions. I chuck mine in small plastic pots (3-4") with John Innes 2 mixed with some grit. Keep them out of the sun and don't let them dry out. Transplant to their new homes in the spring and they should have a good root system by then.
    Sowhat do you  actually take out to put in pots 
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 4,920
    I take individual rosettes with a good length of stem and just push the stem into the soil. You can often find rosettes that already have roots though which speeds things along.
  • I take individual rosettes with a good length of stem and just push the stem into the soil. You can often find rosettes that already have roots though which speeds things along.
    So basically the whole section out in the picture 


  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 4,920
    Yep that's it. Reach behind the rosette and you'll feel the stem. Try to detach a good couple of inches. The ones nearer the ground are more likely to already have some roots.
  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,364
    I have masses of  " London pride " in my garden the plants are so easy to grow. A simple saxifrage.  



    'You must have some bread with it me duck!'

  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,364




    'You must have some bread with it me duck!'

  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,364
    edited May 2019
    I just used it as a space filler but I have come to love it. Insects really like it. It is very hardy. 
    (That is the fence in the picture not how high its grown.) 
    It is very easy to pull up as well



    'You must have some bread with it me duck!'

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