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Any tips on digging holes?

(10 Posts)
Moocow Tue 01-May-18 18:32:20

Stupidly have allowed a plant to become too big in it's pot. I really love it so it needs planting out. I'm useless at digging bulb holes. Thought I'd ask as you never know!

chelseababy Tue 01-May-18 18:44:17

You could try Bernard Cribbins! 😃

Izabella Tue 01-May-18 18:45:23

Borrow or hire an auger?

aggie Tue 01-May-18 19:06:24

What size of a hole ? What has planting bulbs got to do woth it ?

Moocow Tue 01-May-18 19:16:40

When planting bulbs I've managed to damage two bulb holders. I have no strength to dig soil in the garden, so I do not know why I get carried away at garden centres.

The plant is taller than me so nearing 6-7 feet. The pot it was in is about 50cm wide

Auntieflo Tue 01-May-18 19:20:49

How about borrowing a couple of teenager sons of friends?

Situpstraight Tue 01-May-18 19:33:35

You might find that the roots have gone through the bottom of the pot and are deep into your garden, so no need to repot,

I have one, firmly rooted into the lawn now, so I’ve left it alone

Jalima1108 Tue 01-May-18 20:03:41

You need a handy man.

Cherrytree59 Tue 01-May-18 21:42:04

Or a handywoman
weight lifter jamila

Cherrytree59 Tue 01-May-18 21:45:42

Oops mobile has mind of its own!