A few years ago, I planted up a blue Agapanthus in a pot. At first it appeared very happy there and produced many lovely blue flowers. However, the last couple of seasons, the number of flowers have diminished and last year it produced only one.
Deciding that it would probably do better if it was moved into a garden bed, I called for assistance from John to help get it out of the pot. This proved to be more difficult than expected and after several goes at extracting it from the pot, John said there was only one way to get it out and that was the cut the pot in half (it was plastic).
Well, I had guessed that the reason for it not flowering was because it was potbound, but I certainly never envisaged that it was so bad, for the sight we saw after cutting the pot in half was amazing. The roots had completely taken over and it had grown into the perfect shape of the pot, there was little or no soil left, it was all solid root.
Poor thing, it was almost starved to death, no wonder it was struggling to flower. We have since chopped the root ball into four parts so I’m hoping that I will have four prolific new plants now.
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