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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:43 pm    Post subject: Spliting ferns Reply with quote

Hi I've got some potted ferns soft shield fern and tassle fern. There not doing that great i think there pot bound. Is spliting a fern the same as spliting a hosta jusrt drive a sharp knife through the crown ?. And what's best time to split ? Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's what I would do.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If they were in the ground, Spring would be the best time to split ferns but being in a pot, I'd say anytime would be OK.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes that should be OK. Then give them a lot of TLC and keep them in the shade until they recover.
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