Re: flower beds

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Posted by Newt on July 29, 2002 at 18:04:19:

In Reply to: flower beds posted by J. Marshall on July 28, 2002 at 13:45:00:

: First off I would like to thank you. This web site saved my honey suckle.
: My question is.
: When is the best time to move and separate my flowers Fall or spring?
: My garden is about 3 years old and I was very new at gardening 3 years ago. Now with a little more expereince I would like to arrange some of the plants differently.

You don't say what part of the country you are in or your zone, but fall is generally the best time to do this. The plants won't be as heat stressed and won't be wanting to grow their top growth. Hence, they will have more energy for root growth and will get a better start in the spring.

Add lots of compost and rock phosphate (for root growth and strong stems) to the new beds or the areas where you will be planting. Iris liked to be moved in August and peony should only be moved on the fall. Clematis will do better moved in the fall as well.

Good luck,
Newt

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