Taking a cutting???

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Sue G

Taking a cutting???

We have a really nice plant, which was here when we moved in, doesn't seem to grow until July, it grows really well in the shade, doesn't need to be watered and has lovely little red flowers that smell like suntan lotion.

I would like to have more of these plants, but unable to find them, so thought take a cutting.

How do i do this if the plant grows from a bulb.?

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Gerry

cutting

I'm the world's worst gardener, Sue G, but won't the original bulb produce little bulblets which you can then separate and grow on into individual plants?

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Sue G

cuttings

"I'm the world's worst gardener, Sue G, but won't the original bulb produce little bulblets which you can then separate and grow on into individual plants?"

Thanks gerry

will have to wait until it dies down and have a dig around.
I am hopeless at taking cuttings, have manages to grow a cutting from next doors black currant bush.

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sandra

Cuttings

As Gerry says cuttings not viable from a bulb.
No idea what your plant is but it will increase naturally - it's what bulbs do !
Do NOT cut down as it dies back, give it a good feed and allow it to die back naturally. Then you could dig up and remove the bulbils and replant. In my experience not worth the effort unless plant congested then dig up and divide. Divide in my case means hack in quarters with sharp spade preferably when feeling angry !

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Expat Badger

Taking a cutting???

when you dig up and divide bulbs do you do it in autumn or spring?

I have some lillies that i want to move about a bit...

thanks!

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Gerry

"link" for dividing bulbs

"when you dig up and divide bulbs do you do it in autumn or spring?
I have some lillies that i want to move about a bit...thanks!"
http://www.garden-services.com/dividing_bulbs.htm

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Expat Badger

bulbs

thanks Gerry!

 
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