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B3B3 Posts: 21,419
I know it's too late in my garden this year, but would Chelsea chopping valerian make any difference if I did it next spring?
In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,394
    I've never done it, never heard of Chelsea chopping a valerian, I do my tall Rudbeckias. With Valerian it produces a large cluster of flowers which I cut off when it's finished then a load of smaller side shoot ones appear.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 13,910


    officinalis or ruber?

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,394
    I meant Centranthus Ruber.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 13,910
    My officinalis is flopping all over the place and not doing much. I'm wondering if a chop might wake it up a bit.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,419
    All of them @Fire:)  I have whites &pinks for years and, to my delight, the red one has appeared.
    The red can do what it likes for a while until I'm sure it's established. The white and pink get leggy. I'm going to give it a try next year. It's worked great on my sedums .
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 13,910
    My rubus is distinctly pink. Is there a properly red rubus?
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,419
    edited June 2018
    It's sort of very dark dusky pinky red but not bluey if this makes any sense. Permanent rose with a tiny tint of yellow ochre
    I looked on Google images and none of the colours are right
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 3,599
    Chelsea chop? I give mine the full Ron Harris treatment. Awful plant. Can’t stand it.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,419
    Now I know who Ron Harris is :)

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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