How to rejuvinate a basket-bound Vinca 'Illumination'? This plant has been in this quite deep 14" basket for several years in sun, drought and gale, and a superbly performing feature year round. This summer however it looks not quite so good. Is it just its old age and time to replace, or can I give it new life? I feel I have three options: The first is to remove from basket, tease out probably very congested roots, and replant it in a 2 ft wide barrel tub in full shade. The second is to replant similarly into a 14" square planter in full sun. And the third is to remove it from basket and chop it up with an old bread knife to a much reduced size, and then replant into a new basket in its original site? Is there hope and a use for it yet, or should I throw away and buy another one? I highly recommend this plant. Advice much appreciated.
- 22 May, 2011