Dividing plants in our gardens is an excellent and cost effective way of increasing our stock of an existing group of plants. For herbaceous plants, most people are used to using the method of diversion to increase their stocks but when it comes to ferns, they are too sure what to do
So here’s a quick and simple blog explaining how I recently did some at work.
It’s a pretty easy job to do and on a skill level of 1-5 with 1 being the easiest, I would rate this as a 2
Tools and equipment
Timing wise. It can be done with deciduous ferns any time they start dying back from the autumn until the spring. With evergreen ferns such as I am doing below, March early April is ideal, just when you are cutting them back
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This is something we try to finish in autumn, before the rain. If we do it now, they need to be watered for a long time, and die back anyway. All of our ferns come out of the forest.
That’s good advice for places where you have hotter and drier summers 😀 it’s a drought here if we don’t have rain for a week lol
It does not get very hot here, but it is arid. This is a chaparral climate. That makes the long rainless summer even drier.