Posted by Deborah on June 16, 2003 at 15:23:26:
In Reply to: Re: Repairing bleeding heart posted by Newt on May 12, 2003 at 08:57:17:
Hi folks! I've been moving bleeding hearts around the place for around two years ( they were here when i moved in but not where I'd most enjoy them.) In my enthusiasm (and ignorance) I've twice damaged plants that had originally been moved while still real tiny - i.e. one was in its second year in its location, one just a couple of months. Both have totally recovered. The more established one had taken a hit with a thrown trash can lid (so close to the driveway turned out not to be a good place either) and the smaller one had something crush more than half of it. Cutting off the damaged part and treating it like a new planting with lots of watering and stuff really helped.
Now I have a question - I steal little bitty Bleeding Hearts from around the property and move them where I want. But I have one very well established one that each year covers around four feet on the ground. But it is right next to the drive and one day my husband is going to end up driving across it. Any suggestions for moving one of this size? Dividing it? Or just enjoy it while fortune favors it?