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by threeleggedfrog on July 12, 2006 07:00 AM
Is it possible to split a Hydrangea at its roots to make it smaller, and possibly transplant the roots and plant that were removed? I have a Hydrangea that at the base measures at least 4' in diameter. It is beautiful, but has taken over the walkway, and is now too large for the area it was originally planted in.

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by Jiffymouse on July 12, 2006 01:27 PM
you can, but it is a lot of hard work. you need a very strong, sharp shovel to cut it in pieces, and you may not get it out alive. it's hard work, i broke 3 shovels trying to get one out, then i just gave up and left it!
by threeleggedfrog on July 13, 2006 12:53 AM
The bush is just huge, and I fear you are right. Not only is it encroaching into our "freedom of navigation" it has also grown into our nieghbors chain link fence. I'm thinking now the best thing to do is just leave it alone and enjoy it.
Thanks for your wise words.

threeleggedfrog

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