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TRICKS of the TRADE: Prim & proper way with primulas.

Byline: Adrienne Wild

Q I HAVE a small patch of drumstick primula around my pond that I'd like to extend. Can I propagate them? - Joan Brambles, Chippenham, Wilts

A ADRIENNE SAYS: You can take root cuttings now. Simply dig up an entire plant or excavate the soil at the edge of a clump to expose the roots and cut off a few of the thickest and healthiest roots.

Cut them into 2-3in pieces and lay them in a tray of moist, gritty compost and cover with a thin layer of compost or grit. Place in a cold frame or unheated greenhouse until shoots develop and they can be potted up and subsequently planted out.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Dec 9, 2007
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