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B3B3 Posts: 24,413

I have some astilbe which have been surviving in bone dry shade in poor soil under a large shrub.

Naturally, it has done nothing much except spread a little and throw up the odd flower head.

When I move it to a better spot, should I plant it as a clump or plant each small plant individually?

In London. Keen but lazy.


  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,252

    Depends how big each plant is. IF small, I would group them, suitably spaced, so they grow to become a good clump.

    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,413

    Thanks PD .They're small and starvingimage.

    I'm going to give them a good soak and do it today.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,413

    I've moved them into improved damp soil. They deserve a break!

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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