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If you have grown some Michaelmas Daisies


(aka Asters) remember the rain of 2012.
I planted 6 of them in a double row, by my path. They grew to be over five feet tall, then fell over, on the path.
Have spent this morning heaving and struggling to get the enormous roots out.
They are too heavy for me to lift, or split.
Have to get my son to carry them down the path to
replant where there is more space, behind the Hollyhocks at my fence.
There they can spread happily and grow as high as they like.

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I have some Diane and they were very tall this year so I had to keep staking them too, some of mine are growing through a rose bush and they swamped it, as the roses were a deadloss due to the weather I left them to do their own thing I have tried removing them many a time but without digging the rose out as well it has proved impossible, lol.....

9 Dec, 2012


They can be a pest as they spread, but the bees just adore them, that is the sole reason that I let them grow!

9 Dec, 2012


Mine fell over as well, but they still looked nice and cheerful down on the ground!

9 Dec, 2012


Thank you Grandmage. I will give them plenty of space in their new location, and keep them for the Bees.

10 Dec, 2012



10 Dec, 2012


Nice that you've found somewhere suitable for them :o)

13 Dec, 2012

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