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Should I repot this dryopteris yet?

B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,023
I'd  rather not because it'll  be a big job.
I'm pretty sure it's  potbound  but showed no sign of distress  last year.
Can I  wait  until it does?
Photos last May and a minute  ago

In London. Keen but lazy.


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,387
    Looks plenty big enough to re-pot! You could divide it and put it in 2 or 3 pots or in the ground I don't expect it will be easy getting it out of its pot though. To divide it you will probably have to cut through the top bit with a pruning saw, then pull the roots underneath apart. Looks as though it needs dividing, getting a bit congested.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,023
    Thanks @Busy-Lizzie 😕
    Having just about won a tug of war with a bay tree, I'm not looking forward to the battle.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,387
    Think how satisfying it will be when it's done!  :D
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,701
    A beautiful fern in an equally beautiful pot! Good luck with the "dividing" battle, @B3.
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
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