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yorkiethorntonyorkiethornton Yorkshire Posts: 47
Hi. Have grown some aliums for first time this year; the first ones to flower were in spring and now finished. Should the stems and heads just be left till much later ; the heads are nice in their own right. Thanks.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 28,438
    Yes - you can leave the heads on. They are nice as they dry off.
    You can leave them to die back completely, or cut them off, later on in the year - whichever you prefer    :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • yorkiethorntonyorkiethornton Yorkshire Posts: 47
    Fairygirl said:
    Yes - you can leave the heads on. They are nice as they dry off.
    You can leave them to die back completely, or cut them off, later on in the year - whichever you prefer    :)
    That’s great thank you😁
  • FirecrackerFirecracker East Lancashire.Posts: 254
    Feed them with fertiliser high in potash once a week after they have flowered, till the leaves turn yellow.  Good for next year then.  Oh and a spring feed, bonemeal or the like.
  • yorkiethorntonyorkiethornton Yorkshire Posts: 47
    Feed them with fertiliser high in potash once a week after they have flowered, till the leaves turn yellow.  Good for next year then.  Oh and a spring feed, bonemeal or the like.
    Thanks for the advice. 
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