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B3B3 Posts: 21,419

Are the old leaves meant to go mankey after the plant has flowered?

I've dead headed and dead leafed it. Young leaves look fine.

In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,662

    I've just pulled a load of really dried dead leaves off one of my geums but they were last years.  I usually just deadhead them and the leaves are usually OK.  I'm expecting them to continue flowering for months yet.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,535
    B3 says:

    Are the old leaves meant to go mankey after the plant has flowered?

    See original post

     yeah, keep trimming the old stems off

    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,419

    Thanks chapsimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ERICS MUMERICS MUM Posts: 527

    Yeah mine has mankey yellowing leaves too. I spent ages on Saturday tidying it up, removing said leaves and dead flower stalks.  No sign of more flower stems and buds yet, will feed it tomorrow.  It gets very thirsty even though Im soaking it daily.

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