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rock_henrock_hen Norwich, NorfolkPosts: 106
Hi, I just bought this agapanthus from B&Q because I felt sorry for it  :D 
It is heavily congested in there. Can someone advise me please? Should I just repot the lot in a bigger pot or divide it and repot into 2 pots? I know they like to be in a tightish fitting pot  Thanks

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,428
    larger pot, but not TOO large.  Or plant it into the ground.
    Plenty of water and tomato food ( or similar ) during the summer months
    Devon.
  • rock_henrock_hen Norwich, NorfolkPosts: 106
    thank you, Im just a bit concerned it has become too congested and maybe needed pulling apart a bit to give it some room to spread more?
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,428
    You can split them when they're dormant. I do mine, when needed in Jan  / Feb . It's just easier to see what you're doing when the foliage has died down.
    Devon.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze I garden in South Notts on an improved clay soil Posts: 2,023
    @rock_hen I would continue the feeding well into the Autumn and watering if necessary.
  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,434
    I've grown them for more than 30 years, in containers and in the ground. I don't personally believe in all the small pot advice. I'd give it a really good growing medium in a roomy container. It will romp away and before long you will be wondering about an even bigger pot.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,428
    Posy said:
    I've grown them for more than 30 years, in containers and in the ground. I don't personally believe in all the small pot advice. I'd give it a really good growing medium in a roomy container. It will romp away and before long you will be wondering about an even bigger pot.
    I concur. 
    Mercifully the old wives' tale of potbound plants seems to be debunked now.
    Devon.
  • Slow-wormSlow-worm Posts: 555
    I'm new to these beautiful flowers, but the two I bought in spring were mostly fat roots and barely any soil. One is in its pot in the ground, with the bottom of the pot cut out, and one I put in without the pot. They're both flowering, so the restricted roots you have should be fine. Enjoy them! 😊
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,159
    The only problem I see with that is watering, it will just run off.  I would put it into a pot a couple of inches bigger so that there is a rim around it to hold the water.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,428
    Slow-worm said:
    I'm new to these beautiful flowers, but the two I bought in spring were mostly fat roots and barely any soil. One is in its pot in the ground, with the bottom of the pot cut out, and one I put in without the pot. They're both flowering, so the restricted roots you have should be fine. Enjoy them! 😊
    why didn't you just remove the pot?, just the bottom?
    Devon.
  • Slow-wormSlow-worm Posts: 555
    Hostafan1 said:
    Slow-worm said:
    I'm new to these beautiful flowers, but the two I bought in spring were mostly fat roots and barely any soil. One is in its pot in the ground, with the bottom of the pot cut out, and one I put in without the pot. They're both flowering, so the restricted roots you have should be fine. Enjoy them! 😊
    why didn't you just remove the pot?, just the bottom?
    Because I read a lot about them, and opinions seemed to be divided 50/50 over constricting of roots or not, so I wanted to keep the roots of that one contained without having it in just a pot - the roots didn't reach the bottom of the pot, just a big clump to about half way down. I can remove the pot later.
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