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fizzwhizzfizzwhizz Posts: 94
I happily now have a garden full of flowers but wondering which are “cut and come again” which will sprout more flowers reasonably quickly and which I will be cutting at the expense of flowers in the garden if that makes sense - plants in question are rose, mock orange, anemone de Caen, lavender, nepeta six hills giant and salvia amistad - any advice gratefully received 😊 😁 here’s a few I cut earlier warily (I know sweetpeas are cut and come again)


  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,286
    That does look lovely.
    Whether or not the rose flowers again depends on the variety. It can't hurt to remove a few of the blooms but you don't have any guarantee the plant will flower again this season. Lavender tends to be a once in a season plant when it comes to flowers. Nepeta Six Hills Giant will flower again if it is cut back so you can bank on that blooming throughout the summer. Those plants grow so big that I doubt you'd notice a few stems missing.
  • fizzwhizzfizzwhizz Posts: 94
    Thank you @Ceres that is really helpful, especially about lavender as they’re only babies with about five flowers a plant 😊 
  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,286
    Next year the lavender plants will have enough stems to allow for a few cut flowers.
    I  must admit that I am always a bit wary of cutting flowers and bringing them indoors as they always last far longer when they are still stuck to the plant but things like sweet peas and roses bring something special to the house.
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