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Hello. I will pop a few posts on as I am trying to do what is best for this new garden I have acquired. This daisy looking plant, once finished flowering do I cut it back and it flowers again next year? Also my mom would like one. If I dig one out and put it in her garden, would that work? Sorry if my questions are a bit dumb. 

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,017
    It's a Japanese anemone, and they die back themselves, so no need to do anything with them  :)
    Not a dumb question at all - and you can certainly move them, but they can sit and sulk for a little while, so your mum might need to wait a couple of years, possibly, for her flowers.
    You'll often find they seed around too, which is probably why there's a big clump there anyway. It wouldn't be difficult to take a good chunk of that and pot it up, ready to give to your mum. You can do that once it's died back, as that's easier for you to see where to chop into, and it's also easier for the plant to recover well   :)

    They can be a bit invasive in some gardens, and many people don't like them for that reason, but the white ones are generally better behaved than the pink varieties. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Thankyou so much… They have seeded in other areas of garden too, which is great as they are very pretty. ☺️
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,017
    I love them too @Lsinshirley. Great plants for damp shade.  :)

    You can plant spring bulbs, and/or other spring flowering planting in and around them, to give a succession of flowers too. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Fairygirl said:
    I love them too @Lsinshirley. Great plants for damp shade.  :)

    You can plant spring bulbs, and/or other spring flowering planting in and around them, to give a succession of flowers too. 
    Well I asked the question at the right time them as I can plant spring bulbs now…. Although as I am typing, I’m thinking I may wait 12 months as there may be bulbs in the ground waiting for spring…. Will be interesting to see what appears in the spring…
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,017
    That's always a good move. It's very easy to dig in, and find you've sliced through something nice.... ;)
    There may well be other plants there too, although you can always add to it. Looks as if there's some Euonymous or similar in there [the variegated plant ] and there's something on the left too, which I can't bring to mind. To the left of that - the little green shoots - they could be Muscari. The foliage appears at this time of year, and the flowering stems will come through in early spring. Far right, there looks like some stems of Crocosmia. Those have probably just finished flowering, but there are lots of different varieties. Reds, oranges, golds and yellows.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Fairygirl said:
    That's always a good move. It's very easy to dig in, and find you've sliced through something nice.... ;)
    There may well be other plants there too, although you can always add to it. Looks as if there's some Euonymous or similar in there [the variegated plant ] and there's something on the left too, which I can't bring to mind. To the left of that - the little green shoots - they could be Muscari. The foliage appears at this time of year, and the flowering stems will come through in early spring. Far right, there looks like some stems of Crocosmia. Those have probably just finished flowering, but there are lots of different varieties. Reds, oranges, golds and yellows.  :)
    Wow, you know your plants. Thankyou….☺️
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,017
    They're all plants which many of us have, so they were quite easy for me- especially compared to the ability some people on the forum have [@Silver surfer for  example]  when it comes to ID-ing plants. Their knowledge is astonishing. 

    If you do a close up of that one on the left - the ground covering one - someone will ID it for you. Might be an Epimedium, or something of that sort :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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