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Hello can anyone tell me is it a bad thing to dig out plants and bulbs to put other plants in thank you

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 27,646
    If you don't like them, or want them, why not dig them out and have something you do want?
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  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 7,094
    I put unwanted plants or bulbs I've dug up, at the end of our drive for passerbys to collect. A 'free' notice soon attracts a response.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 68,234
    Hello can anyone tell me is it a bad thing to dig out plants and bulbs to put other plants in thank you
    It might be a good idea to sprinkle a bit of Fish, Blood & Bone or other fertiliser around the planting site in order to replenish the nutrition in the soil before replanting there.  :)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Chris-P-BaconChris-P-Bacon Posts: 155
    Hello can anyone tell me is it a bad thing to dig out plants and bulbs to put other plants in thank you
    If you know anybody that may like them, give them away. They might even dig 'em up for you. But failing that, no I wouldn't say it's "bad". It's your garden after all. I take anything I don't want or any surplus plants to work...they soon get snapped up.
  • didywdidyw East SuffolkPosts: 284
    @Chris-P-Bacon - that is exactly what happened to me! I had a really large phormium contributing to my overgrown and neglected garden at the beginning of lockdown last year. I offered it on Facebook to anyone who was prepared to come and dig it up. A very nice lady turned up and she took all afternoon tackling it but got it eventually. She even sent me a pic of it in its new home! She was really grateful but she did me a massive favour as it gave me a really good head start on tackling that bit of the garden.  @alanmorris400 As everyone says - if you don't like a plant dig it up and either move it somewhere else or offer it to someone else.  @Lizzie27 - your neighbours must be so grateful to be living near you!
  • Since the covid struck I’ve been doing a walk around the village where I live and I’m always pleased to find freebies. All the excess plants I grew last year I put at the end of the drive for anyone to pick free. They soon all went and I made some new friends in the village.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 7,094
    I'm just trying to do my bit to help other people and cheer them up. It also cheers me up!

    In normal years, I would save all my surplus plants for our Garden Club open days/Flower Show. 
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