Re: Repairing bleeding heart

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Posted by Newt on June 16, 2003 at 20:25:57:

In Reply to: Re: Repairing bleeding heart posted by Deborah on June 16, 2003 at 15:23:26:

: 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?

: Thanks, Deborah

Hi Deborah,
Your story gave me a smile. I do understand how you care about your large clump of bleeding heart. I would think that you will have to divide it if you want to move it as that is quite large and would be terribly heavy. You might want to consider leaving half of it to fill out again just in case your hubby's driving skills remain in top form. That way you could add some compost to the space where you take away some of it and it should fill out again.

Regards,
Newt

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