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    Hi guys,
    I need some help with my lotus. It is planted in the pond in a large plastic container that I originally put a few inches of dirt in when I planted it.
    It has grown and now because it's so top heavy it is constantly getting blown over in the pond.
    So my question is, can I pull it, add rocks and more dirt and replant it now or do you have any other suggestions?
     
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    It would be better if you could wait until it goes dormant for the Winter. Can you anchor it with large rocks?
     
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    Possibly. It doesn't seem to harm the lotus to be laid sideways in the water. I might be able to tie the rim of the container to the side of the pond for now.
    When it goes dormant, should I be able to pull it, add rocks and dirt and drop it back in?
     
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    And maybe look for a larger container in the meantime.
     
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    It's a huge plastic pot. It just needs some weight in the bottom.
     
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    Would Spring be a good time?
     
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    Spring is a good time, if you do it before it starts to grow, they are fragile.
     
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    Thanks Addy! I'm going to try for winter but if the water gets too chilly I might have to wait for spring. :)
     
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    May I ask a question, should I leave water plants in pond until weather gets cold or do I need to take them out? Not sure if it helps the fish feed on. I would appreciate advice.
     
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    What kind of plants. I leave all of mine in the pond, any leaves stems that die off I cut off to reduce debris load in the pond. Like lilies. But leave the plant there.
     
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    T when do you get winter .Repotting it I heard is only supposed to be done around March and that is also when it can be divided .Aquascape iin NC told me that
     
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