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caroline7758

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Dividing alchemilla mollis
« on: April 27, 2019, 14:44:37 »
Some of the divisions have really long roots. is it ok to trim the roots or will this kill the plants?

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Dividing alchemilla mollis
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Re: Dividing alchemilla mollis
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2019, 20:50:22 »
Along as there are some healthy smaller roots cut the long bits off. Put those bits in pots for the chance of some extra plants.  Lady's Mantle makes a great front of border plant and lovely to see after a rain when the leaves are full of jewels.

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Re: Dividing alchemilla mollis
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2019, 09:51:38 »
Yes, I love it and am trying to get enough to go along a border edge! Thanks for the advice.

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Re: Dividing alchemilla mollis
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2019, 09:24:50 »
I don't think you CAN kill Alchemilla! I trim back trailing roots of any perennials I move or divide, and these are such forgiving, tough plants in my experience. And yes, they are gorgeous after rain, like lupins and nasturtiums.

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Re: Dividing alchemilla mollis
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2019, 16:58:35 »
Dreadful things... as Small says indestructible and self set everywhere here. They do look good until they start smothering everything, then I take the shears to them and give their neighbours a month to get "above" the blanket.

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Re: Dividing alchemilla mollis
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2019, 06:56:44 »
Dreadful things... as Small says indestructible and self set everywhere here. They do look good until they start smothering everything, then I take the shears to them and give their neighbours a month to get "above" the blanket.

Exactly , just make sure it doesn't go to seed!



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Re: Dividing alchemilla mollis
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2019, 09:15:19 »
I love it, but it always seems to want to grow where I donít want it to, and takes  ages to get going in places I try and transplant it to! 🙄
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Re: Dividing alchemilla mollis
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2019, 11:06:26 »
Not a great photo, but this is how Alnwick garden have used it, massed with catmint.

 

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