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nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,364

I have to move an agapanthus to make way for new drains. The options I've considered are

1. digging it up with as much soil as possible and moving it to another bit of garden, (hoping it won't notice the move).

2. splitting it up and potting the bulbs and putting in a cold greenhouse

3. Drying and storing the bulbs

What would be best? It's been there several years and is quite a big clump, Maybe option 1. is beyond me.

This afternoon I shall remove the dahlias from the same bed using instructions given here. 


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Personally nutcutlet I would be more inclined to split and put into containers-as you know they perform better when the roots are confined.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,364

    Thanks, I'll do that. Glad you didn't say lift it in a lump. My back hurts just thinking about it.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,364

    Got it up in one though and put it in an enormous pot. Had to get the sack barrow to move it.

    Thanks again

  • jo4eyesjo4eyes North East Derbyshire Posts: 2,053

    Well done! I keep mine all in pots & they survive winters in a cold, very, greenhouse covered by a fleece cloche. I never used to even wrap the pots in the past, but now I do.

    Dont forget to continue removing the leaves as they die back & check for overwintering little snails! J.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,364

    Thanks folks, the leaves have already gone and I cut off the flower stalks.

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