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By Ostrich

East northants, United Kingdom Gb

I have 2 large clumps of Acanthus (Bears britches) which I want to move to a position where they will bully all the weeds into submission. When/how is the best time to do this? Also would they be toxic to grazing animals in the field just over the fence where I would like to put them?



I'd move in autumn when the foliage has died back. Not aware of the plant being toxic.

25 Jun, 2014


Not toxic but very spiky so animals are unlikely to graze on them.

25 Jun, 2014


Thanks you Moon Growe & Urbanite....will report progress next year!

25 Jun, 2014


You will also find they grow back in the original position, as it regenerates from the smallest piece of root.

25 Jun, 2014

How do I say thanks?

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