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Tricia bTricia b Posts: 40
Hi, I have a lot of long stalks still sticking out of my nz flax, flowers long gone, but when can I cut the stalks out or do I just leave them?

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  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    edited March 2018
    I was looking at this you tube link, seems to be the correct way.
    https://youtu.be/Jkhz657GqDM
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,570
    I use loppers to cut them close to the base. I also pull out any dried up or rotten looking leaves. Wear thick leather gloves for this, the leaves can cut you if you are pulling them.
  • Tricia bTricia b Posts: 40
    thanks for that, the plant is getting out of control I think.  Had some lovely flowering stalks last year, is it the right time to cut them now?  
  • Tricia bTricia b Posts: 40
    Thanks everyone.  Yes I do think it needs reducing a lot so will get on with that, just didnt know when to do it or how.  
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