Hatchet job


Another root ball problem, and the plants have visibly ceased to cope, though they must have liked it until now as they have proliferated largely.  I had to bash the pot from the roots with a lump hammer and saw off the base of the root ball,

1 balland then my neighbour who loves to undo the inextricable came and did something fairly scientific with an axe,

2 hatchet jobfollowing which I did something rather less scientific with my little hatchet.  The pot yielded fourteen separate agapanthus plants, plus three completely random libertia plants which had wedged themselves in somehow without human assistance.

3 hospitalI’ve rammed them into pots with minimal compost, and now they have to go into plant hospital in the shade somewhere.  We’ll see how many can cope with their necessary surgery.

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